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Imhotep Academy is monitoring the weather and will make decisions accordingly for our final session on Saturday. The winter storm system is expected to move out Thursday morning, and temperatures are expected to be in the upper 30s on Friday. Our current plan is to keep our schedule as planned for Saturday. We will communicate any alterations in our schedule due to road conditions as soon as those decisions are made.

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 sessions meet for one week in June from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location:The Science House, Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
Fee: Thanks to the generous support of the Biogen Idec Foundation, tuition is $25 for early registrations and $35 for late registrations.

Spring 2015 Session: Biotechnology and You

Program Saturdays January 31, February 7, 14, 21, and 28
Early Registration Cutoff January 5, 2015
Manditory Orientation January 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Registration Closed: December 12, 2014

Summer 2015 Session 1: Human Health and Technology

Program Dates June 22 - 27, 2015
Early Registration Cutoff May 15, 2015
Manditory Orientation May 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Registration Opens March 2, 2015 @ 8:00 AM
Registration Closes March 9, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Summer 2015 Session 2: Algebra and Architecture

Program Dates July 13 - 17, 2015
Early Registration Cutoff May 15, 2015
Manditory Orientation June 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Registration Opens March 2, 2015 @ 8:00 AM
Registration Closes March 9, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

Fall 2015 Session: Lights, Camera, Action

Program Dates October 3 - 31, 2015
Early Registration Cutoff September 8, 2015
Manditory Orientation September 17, 2015
Registration Opens August 3, 2015 @ 8:00 AM
Registration Closes August 10, 2015 @ 8:00 AM


Course description:

Imhotep Academy introduces under-represented students (African-Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans, female) to chemistry, mathematics, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, physics and statistics through laboratory experiments, research projects, classroom instruction and field trips. While teaching participants about the contributions of scientist and inventors from under-represented groups, Imhotep Academy builds self-confidence and self-esteem. Students in the Algebra Session rotate through three classes using Algebra as a tool for making sense of the world, solving problems, and modeling everyday numerical scenarios.

Program sponsor:

IMHOTEP is sponsored by the Biogen Idec Foundation. The mission of the Biogen Idec Foundation is to improve the quality of peoples' lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which Biogen Idec operates. The Foundation is committed to sparking a passion for science and discovery, supporting innovative STEM initiatives, and strengthening efforts to make science accessible to diverse populations.

For more information:

Please contact Pamela Gilchrist at

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