Highlight on a Magic Center Alum
An adventurous willingness to explore outside the box propelled Emma Timmel on the improbable path from her Florida hometown and Catholic high school to Saint Michael’s College, where now her advanced science scholarship and year-round research wows faculty mentors.
Read more about Emma and other alumni on our Alumni Stories page!
Mark Your Calendars!
2019 Magic Center Regional Tournament
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Edgewater High School
2019 Florida Odyssey of the Mind Tournament
Saturday, April 6, 2019
University of Central Florida
2019 World Finals
May 22-25, 2019
Michigan State University
2018-2019 Problem Sponsors
THANK YOU to our annual problem sponsors! For information about sponsoring a problem, contact Magic Center Region Director Anna Long.
EngineerGirl Writing Contest
The EngineerGirl writing contest is, for the first time, asking students to submit works of creative fiction.
We want stories about women and girls saving the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find to solve the problem.
There are three basic rules:
Online submissions are due Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
For more details, visit the 2019 EngineerGirl Writing Contest page.
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 reinterpreting literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state and world level. Thousands of teams from around the U.S. and about 25 other countries participate. Join the many Magic Center Region teams on their Odyssey journey!
Registration is easy. Click on the Register tab above to get started.
"It goes without saying that a child is impacted creatively in Odyssey.
They learn to ask the questions not asked by others. When you take the word 'no'
out of the equation and instead say, “I didn’t say you couldn’t,'
it unlocks a part of the brain begging to be heard."
— Lindsay Elliott, third-grade teacher
at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy in Longwood,
from her must-read Odyssey of the Mind: Creativity in the Classroom blog post