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Imhotep Academy

STEM Outreach

Summer 2022 is almost FULL!

We are still accepting applications for young female students to participate in Imhotep Academy this summer with scholarship opportunities available.

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 $50 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
Game Design Challenge January 31March 31June 20-24
Video games and gamified learning are increasingly a part of our everyday lives. Students will learn the basics of video game coding and design to create their own unique STEAM-based gamified learning experience, then they’ll map that experience to a physical model. Participants will also get a chance to explore careers within the fields of computer science, engineering and game design while connecting to local gaming professionals.
Taking FlightJanuary 31March 31July 11-15
It’s time to soar with Imhotep Academy! Taking Flight will explore the mathematical principles of aeronautics, including lift, thrust, and drag. Students will put their learning to the test when they pilot drones, first in a simulator and then using real drones. Students will use their math skills to understand how airplanes work. Participants will also learn about careers within the fields of aeronautics and engineering.
All sessions are offered on NC State’s Centennial Campus unless otherwise noted.