Inland Empire Odyssey of the Mind

Welcome
Welcome to Inland Empire Odyssey of the Mind
Regional Director

Welcome all, my name is Peter Do and I am a Math educator in Orange County. I received my bachelors from UCLA, my teaching credential from CSULB and my masters from Brandman University. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball and exploring the outdoors. I am an avid learner and look forward to this leadership position.. I hope to bring my perspective to Odyssey of the Mind and I aim to grow the program for the Inland Empire as one of the best programs for any student. Feel free to reach out and contact me at inlandempirerd1@socalodyssey.org.
Welcome NEW Regional Director
Peter Do!
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IE OM Kids Working
Going Virtual
2020-21 went Virtual
In-person is the plan for 2021-22 Season
BUT our priority is doing it safely
IE OM Judges
IE OM Judges
Inland Empire Judges have the best seats in house
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Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

“Creative thinking, in its purest form, is thinking outside the lines of “conventional” reasoning. When considering this, it should be no huge shock that a messy room containing items misplaced from their “conventional” locations would promote creativity. ” (Elite Daily)

Odyssey is Offering TWO Membership Options for the for 2021-22 Season!

This season Odyssey of the Mind HQ is excited to announce that there is now TWO memberships for groups to pick from. Choose the one that fits your groups situation.

Traditional Membership

This membership allows for one team per problem and division as qualified and no limit on primary teams.  At this time in SoCal, Regional and State Association Tournaments will be held in-person. This may change if current health and safety conditions do not allow. Teams can advance to an in-person State tournament if qualified and then onto World Finals if qualified, if safe and legal.  If not deemed safe and legal, an online World Finals will be provided for the Traditional memberships. 

Single Traditional Membership – $135  (There are different levels of cost based on number of memberships purchased.)

and you must be sponsored by:

  • Individual Schools
  • More than 1 School Sharing Principal -register in school district name
  • Homeschools
  • Community Groups
  • College/University

Virtual Membership

This membership will allow anyone, to form one team of up to 7 team members to compete in a Virtual online competition*. The team will select problem 2, problem 3, or primary and the division will be assigned as usual using the grade levels of the team members. Team members DO NOT have to attend the same school, but every team member needs to be a student. These teams will attend a HQ run virtual tournament and have the opportunity to advance to the HQ run Virtual World Finals.

Single Team Virtual Membership – $125


Problem Synopsis

Take a look at the creative challenges waiting for teams for the 2020-21 Season.

Problems this year have been designed for both Traditional Membership Tournaments, and Virtual Tournaments.   

Printable copy of the Problem Synopsis