Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind, often called OM, is a creative problem-solving competition. Team members work together at length to solve a predefined problem; and present their solution to the problem at a competition. They must also participate in the spontaneous portion of the competition by generating solutions to a problem they have not seen before. While the long-term problem solution often takes many months to complete and involves various elements of theatrical performance, construction and design, the spontaneous portion occurs the day of the competition.