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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, Cherry Building, Centennial East Campus, North Carolina State University


The registration fee is $225.

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 Opens Registration EndsDates
Forensic MysteriesAugust 18September 25October 7 – November 4
Get ready for detective work and scientific exploration at our thrilling Forensic Mysteries Session! If you’ve ever wondered how real-life detectives solve cases this is your chance to become a junior sleuth and unravel secrets using the power of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether it’s at a crime scene or in the lab, you’ll be learning about forensic science and related careers through the building blocks of biology, physics, pharmacology, statistics, computer modeling and criminal justice. Students will also be exposed to forensics specialties, including ballistics, forensic engineering, toxicology, and multimedia sciences.
All sessions are offered at The Science House on NC State’s Centennial East Campus unless otherwise noted.