Here is an exciting, FREE, statewide STEM program for your current 8th and 9th-grade students.
The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) targets students with at least a C+ average and an interest in STEM coursework or those who have not yet discovered the excitement of STEM. Students will have an opportunity to engage in innovative, hands-on activities while residing on a university campus.
The BLAST program is a partnership between Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Students will have an opportunity to apply to one of three sessions. Session dates and times will be available on November 15, 2019, when the application opens.
Find program information and the application at http://vsgc.odu.edu/blast/. The application opens November 15, 2019 and closes February 10, 2020.
BLAST sessions from 2019 – Activities subject to change
Please see the following videos for more information:
BLAST at ODU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQvS3AsPSf4
BLAST at UVA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81oQXGvo7To
BLAST at VT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-qMtoyNay8