Imhotep Academy

Information below is for the in-person sessions of Imhotep Academy. Registration for In-Person Sessions is closed for the Summer 2020 Season. For more information about the 2020 Virtual Sessions, click on the ‘APPLY NOW’ links below.

Program Overview:

Students from the 2019 Imhotep Academy Optics Session

Imhotep 2019 Optics Session

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 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Summer and Algebra sessions meet for one week in June and one week in July from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


The Science House, North Carolina State University


The Early Registration Fee is $175.

The Standard 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.


Pamela O. Gilchrist, Ph.D., Program Director

Alonzo B. Alexander, Graduate Research Assistant

Upcoming Sessions:

VIRTUAL – Forensic Mysteries

Program Dates July 20 –  24, 2020
Registration Opens June 1, 2020 @ 5:00 AM APPLY NOW
Registration Closes July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

VIRTUAL – Future City Challenge & Algebra

Program Dates July 27 –  31, 2020
Registration Opens June 1, 2020 @ 5:00 AM APPLY NOW
Registration Closes July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 AM