Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology, BLAST, is a FREE program designed to help Virginia 8th and 9th-grade students find their place in STEM. Participants spend three days at a college dorm doing hands-on STEM activities.

BLAST is a partnership between the VSGC, Old Dominion University, Radford University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & Mary, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Applications: Open December 1 – February 1

Contact: Veronica Warwick or Debbie Ross,

2024 Program Dates:
ODU: June 16-19
W&M: June 23-26
VT: July 7-10
RU: July 21-24
UVA: July 28-31