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Imhotep Academy

STEM Outreach

Students from the 2019 Imhotep Academy Optics Session
Imhotep 2019 Optics Session

Program Overview

Imhotep Academy is a year-round middle school enrichment program that introduces students to the world of STEM with a particular emphasis on reaching underserved and students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Imhotep aims to increase students’ awareness and enthusiasm for learning STEM, build students’ confidence and identity in STEM, and inspire students to continue studying STEM throughout high school and college. Participants engage in a variety of activities including hands-on investigations, laboratory tours, field trips, leadership, college readiness, and interactions with STEM professionals.


6th – 8th Grade Students

Program Format

Four Academy sessions are offered throughout the year. Fall and Spring sessions meet Saturday mornings from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm. Summer and Algebra sessions meet for one week in June and one week in July from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm.


The Science House, Centennial Campus, North Carolina State University


The registration fee is $225. Early registrants receive a $25 discount on registration fees.

For all payments, a processing fee of $6.00 applies. Registration fees are non-refundable; however, unused registration fees can be applied to future program sessions.


Alonzo Brandon Alexander, Ph.D., Program Director

Upcoming Sessions

ProgramRegistration OpensEarly Registration EndsDates
Marine ScienceAugust 29September 16October 8 – November 5
Explore the world of marine conversation! Students will learn learn about the inter-connectedness of the ocean, our coastal barrier islands, the sounds and salt marshes, and the rivers and watersheds. They’ll create digital and physical models, and have the chance to explore careers within the fields of marine science, marine ecology, and marine biology, all while connecting to researchers and professionals in the field.
Ecology: Presented by the College of Natural ResourcesNovember 21January 13February 4 – March 4
NC State’s College of Natural Resources has a wide array of STEM fields students can pursue in college. From Environmental Technology, to Paper-making, Forestry, Conservation, and more, students will explore research and careers associated with natural resources. Participants will work with researchers from the College of Natural Resources and perform laboratory experiments and field work.
All sessions are offered on NC State’s Centennial Campus unless otherwise noted.