Before there was STEM/STEAM and Maker Spaces there was Odyssey of the Mind. Kansas Odyssey of the Mind has been part of an international problem-solving competition since 1985 for students grades kindergarten through college.
Teams apply creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then test their solutions at the state and World levels. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and around the world participate in local contests, with winners eventually advancing to an annual world-wide competition.