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
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.
|Program||Registration Opens||Early Registration Ends||Dates|
|Sustainable Biomaterials||August 30||September 21||Saturdays, October 9 – November 6|
|As demand for natural resources increases living sustainably will become more and more important. Students will harness the application of renewable energy and natural resources to create sustainable solutions to societal issues. They will take what they’ve learned and attempt to design their own sustainably sourced products. Participants will also explore careers within the field of biomanufacturing and biomaterials.|
|Imhotep Makerspace||November 15||December 31||Saturdays, February 5 – March 5|
|Students become makers that leverage technology to create technology that can solve problems, make our lives easier, and even serve as art. Using everyday materials combined with programming and 3D printing, students will apply what they learn about engineering principles to build and test a variety of innovations. Participants will also learn about careers within the fields of engineering and computer science.|