"LEARNED" Creative Problem Solving
A NASA sponsored organization, "...Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential..."
I was a competitor in Odyssey of the Mind for 9 years, now a volunteer for the program. This program has taught me team building, creative problem solving, and public presentation skills in a way that is unique to any other formal learning program.
(Short Term Challenge) SPONTANEOUS:
Regional Champion: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
NYS Champion: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
World Finalist: 2005 (3rd Place), 2007 (6th Place), 2008 (6th Place), 2010 (7th Place & 5th Place)