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Imhotep Academy

STEM Outreach

Summer Registration is Open!

Imhotep Ecology 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 sessions meet for one week in June from 8:45 am to 2:00 pm and one week in July from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm.


The Science House, Cherry Building, Centennial East Campus, North Carolina State University


The standard registration fee is $225. Please refer to the application for any discounts that may be available for specific sessions.

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.


For questions related to registration: Imhotep Academy Program Office

For general questions related to Imhotep Academy: Alonzo Brandon Alexander, Ph.D., Program Director

Upcoming Sessions

ProgramRegistration Opens Registration EndsDates
Adventures in EnergyFebruary 15April 22June 17 – 21
In partnership with and generously funded by Hitachi Energy, Imhotep Academy is excited to take students along for a unique and dynamic STEM experience where the future of energy meets the minds of tomorrow. Middle school students will embark on an immersive journey into the world of energy and sustainability. This session is specially designed to spark curiosity, inspire innovation, and foster a deeper understanding of how energy shapes our world. Learning concepts for this session include understanding circuits, solar energy exploration, smart metering, prototyping and design, coding for sustainability, and many more.
All programming will take place at The Science House on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

*Imhotep Academy will observe Juneteenth on June 19th and will not have programming.
Future Robotics: Code & CommandFebruary 28May 15July 8 – 12
Unlock the secrets of robotics through an engaging session for rising 6th to 8th-grade students, diving deep into robotics concepts, language, and principles. In this session, students will have the chance to explore mechatronics, electronics, and coding while taking command of a 3-degree-of-freedom robotic arm. Participants will learn to connect, control, and program the robotic arm to a microcontroller to complete different challenges and tasks, learning along the way why robotics is such an important STEM concept.
All programming will take place at The Science House on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
All sessions are offered at The Science House on NC State’s Centennial East Campus unless otherwise noted.