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Binghamton University hosts state-wide Odyssey of the Mind Finals


BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University will host the 35th annual NYS Odyssey of the Mind Finals on Saturday, April 12. 

Competition begins at 8 a.m. in various locations on the University campus including the University Union, West Gym, C4, Anderson Center and Events Center. Odyssey of the Mind organizers expect more than 4,000 people to attend the event.

Special exhibits will be open from several organizations including Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Binghamton Zoo and the Museum of the Earth and Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca, N.Y. Participants can expect to see the beloved Odyssey Mascot, OMER, the Odyssey of the Mind raccoon, roaming the campus to meet and greet teams.

The Odyssey State Tournament will close with an awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Events Center. 

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Students 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.

New York State has the largest number of Odyssey of the Mind participants in the United States. For more information and a full schedule, see the New York State Odyssey of the Mind website at

Last Updated: 9/17/13