Every career and field of study can benefit from Odyssey of the Mind™ trained students. Industry wants people who have the confidence to tackle any issue that comes up, the ability to work well with others, experience at staying within a budget and time constraints, and to find different ways to solve all sorts of problems. Because of this, Odyssey of the Mind™ has had a wide range of partners and sponsors over the years — from IBM and Microsoft to NASA.
Odyssey of the Mind™ teams and our regional, state & country associations partner with organizations, companies, programs and individuals on many levels. We are grateful to all of the sponsors and partners who have made the Odyssey of the Mind™ creative problem solving experience possible for students all over the world.
Odyssey of the Mind™ is excited to announce our newest partner, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Starting with the 2019-2020 tournament year, ARM & HAMMER™ will be sponsoring a problem where students will need to use Baking Soda as a key element in their solution and performance. This exciting partnership will support one of Odyssey of the Mind’s continuing goals, to encourage students to see the world around them in new ways and to make the ordinary into something extraordinary.
We would like to express our thanks to NASA for its continued support. NASA has been affiliated with Odyssey of the Mind™ for more than 15 years. The skills and experiences their organization is looking for in future scientists and researchers matches up with the STEM and other benefits from participating on an Odyssey of the Mind™ team. As part of our partnership with NASA, they have provided the following materials:
– A collection of Creativity and Problem-Solving Resources
– NASA-Related Spontaneous Practice Examples for teams to use.
There are far too many groups to name here but we would like to thank the following for their support at the international level:
|Our Odyssey Angels put creativity to work in communities all over the world.||Creative Opportunities Unlimited has been supporting students in Creative Education for more than 15 years!||Alumni are former participants who volunteer to serve today’s Odyssey youth.||Premier Portraits donates team photographs at World Finals.|
It’s not just large organizations that see the value in the Odyssey of the Mind™ experience. Companies and organizations of all sizes across the US and around the world support teams and associations at the local level. In fact, Odyssey of the Mind™ is made up of a network of non-profit organizations that conduct OotM tournaments and events to bring creativity into as many classrooms as possible.