Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology

Check out this FREE opportunity to interact with other students from Virginia who are interested in the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!


BLAST offers a dynamic three-day residential summer experience on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech and University of Virginia.  Through innovative hands-on sessions taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing in a college dorm.

Current Virginia 8th and 9th grade students with at least a C+ average and a desire to explore STEM opportunities are encouraged to apply.

BLAST is offered FREE of charge to students, however, transportation to and from the universities is the responsibility of each family.  Students who have previously participated in BLAST are not eligible.

The application will open November 15, 2019!

Summer 2020 Sessions:

Session 1- ODU: June 28 - July 1

Session 2- VT: July 5 - July 8

Session 3: UVA: July 12 - July 15



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