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Kyran Anderson Academy

STEM Outreach

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Kyran Anderson Academy

Program Overview:

Kyran Anderson Academy is a one-week summer enrichment program for rising third through sixth graders designed to enhance students’ enthusiasm and preparation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with a particular emphasis on reaching underserved and students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Students actively discover the wonder of STEM through inquiry-based activities, field trips, presentations, and career exploration activities with STEM professionals.


Rising 3rd – 6th


Summer 2024 Dates: June 24 – 28

Program Day: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  


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

2024 Theme: Forensic Mysteries!

Get ready for detective work and scientific exploration at our thrilling Forensic Mysteries Session! For one week rising 3-6 graders will become investigators as Kyran Anderson Academy transforms into an interactive crime scene where students will engage in various activities associated with forensics like: collecting evidence, taking fingerprints, and studying DNA. If you’ve ever wondered how real-life detectives solve cases, this is your child’s chance to become a junior sleuth and unravel secrets using the power of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Students will also be exposed to forensics related careers, including forensic engineering, toxicology, and digital forensics. All programming will take place at The Science House on NC State University’s Centennial Campus.

Registration Schedule:

Early Bird Registration ends February 9th.

Online Applications open January 10. 

Mandatory Orientation (for Parents and Students): TBD

Location Details:

The Science House
Cherry Building

715 Barbour Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606


Tuition is $225 with a $30 early registration discount. Limited scholarships are available. Registration fees are non-refundable; however, unused registration fees can be applied to future program sessions.


Alonzo Brandon Alexander, Ph.D., Program Director

2023 Theme: Food x Chemistry

What makes up our food, and what happens when we consume it?  This session will teach the students about the chemicals that makeup the food we eat, the chemical and physical processes we use to change food , and even how what we eat affects more than just our bodies. Students will learn about nutritional content, understand what makes food healthy or unhealthy, and the environmental impact of how we eat and process foods. All programming will take place at The Science House in The Cherry Building on North Carolina State University’s Centennial East Campus.

2022 Theme: Future Energy

For one week in the summer of 2022, rising 3-6 graders will become engineers as Kyran Anderson Academy explores the future of energy science and the students engage in various activities associated with renewable energy and sustainability including: wind power, solar power, bioreactors, and more! They’ll use what they’ve learned to build their own models of sustainable energy, and develop an understanding of how energy production shapes the world around us. All programming will take place at The Science House on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus.