Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST)

Dear 2020 BLAST Participants


We were looking forward to an exciting summer of STEM events. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and out of concern for everyone’s health, we are canceling all BLAST sessions for summer 2020. We deeply regret we cannot offer the program this year. Thank you to all of you who have submitted your paperwork and forms already.


Thank you for your understanding of our decision in light of these extraordinary circumstances.



2020 BLAST PROGRAM Sessions


Old Dominion University: June 28 – July 1 (Cancelled)

Virginia Tech: July 5 – 8 (Cancelled)

University of Virginia: July 12 – 15 (Cancelled)


Application is now closed for summer 2020.


Students will be notified mid-March by email.




Application Opens:

November 15, 2019

Application Closes:

February 10, 2020