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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
Ecology: Presented by the College of Natural ResourcesNovember 28January 20February 4 – March 4
NC State’s College of Natural Resources has a wide array of STEM fields students can pursue in college. From Environmental Technology, to Paper-making, Forestry, Conservation, and more, students will explore research and careers associated with natural resources. Participants will work with researchers from the College of Natural Resources and perform laboratory experiments and field work.
All sessions are offered at The Science House on NC State’s Centennial East Campus unless otherwise noted.