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Imhotep Academy

STEM Outreach


Registration for the 2021 Summer Virtual Sessions is now open. Register Today!

Program Overview:

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

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 8:55 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Summer and Algebra sessions meet for one week in June and one week in July from 8:55 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


The Science House, North Carolina State University


The registration fee is $150

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.


Pamela O. Gilchrist, Ph.D., Program Director

Alonzo B. Alexander, Graduate Research Assistant

Upcoming Sessions:

ProgramRegistration OpensDates
Neuroscience: The Human BrainFebruary 1June 21-24
Students will learn the skills it takes to be a neuroscientist through hands-on investigations, an engineering challenge, and research on brain diseases. Participants will also explore careers within the field of neuroscience.
Prosthetic Engineering and DesignFebruary 1July 12-15
Students will learn about the skeletal muscular system and the engineering design process. Using limited materials, students will apply knowledge learned and engineering principles to build and test artificial limbs. Participants will learn about careers within the field of biomedical engineering and robotics.
All Summer Sessions will be offered remotely through Zoom.