Contact Us

Odyssey of the Mind Returns to Binghamton University

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Education is so massively important to me and I get excited when I hear about students who thirst for knowledge and seek out learning opportunities outside of the classroom. One of those outside of the classroom programs is something called Odyssey of the Mind.

Odyssey of the Mind brings together students as they work together to find creative ways to solve problems which range from mechanical devices to interpretation of literary classics.

Odyssey of the Mind has been going strong for nearly 25 years, and for more than 15 years, Binghamton has Binghamton University has played host to the New York state competition level which means that the brightest young minds in New York state will gather at Binghamton University to face other teams.

Odyssey of the Mind participants compete in groups against other student groups in their area and then the local winners then move on to the state level. At the state level,  which is held at Binghamton University, students must go head to head against other kids from New York and then the state winners move on to the world level.

I’ve had the pleasure of watching competitions in 2013 when my childhood friend Raina came to Binghamton with her son and in 2016 when another childhood friend, Carrie visited Binghamton with her daughter.

Alumni of the Odyssey of the Mind program include actor Josh Hutcherson, best known for his role of “Peeta” in the “Hunger Games” movies as well as Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin, proving that the problem solving techniques used in Odyssey of the Mind can infiltrate all aspects of life.

Organizers expect that about 4,000 people will attend the New York state level. The fun starts at 8am this Saturday, April 8th at the Events Center at Binghamton University and will wrap up with an awards ceremony at 6:30pm. Admission to watch the challenges is completely free.

[via Odyssey Alumni/New York State Odyssey of the Mind]

Best of 98.1 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://981thehawk.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Hawk Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Hawk Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.