BLAST (Building Leadership Around Science and Technology) is an extra-curricular STEM program for middle-school girls. Exploration of the challenging and educational world of science is conducted through fun activities, such as building a working Raspberry Pi computer, creating a working remote controlled four-wheel drive car, and generating radio waves with Pi Zero.
Participants foster teamwork and build confidence by touching, moving, and even breaking equipment, all in the name of science. The success felt when success is achieved, and a girl knows, "I did that," is an inspiration for all.