GIRLS-only STEM Club

Discover your strengths surrounded by like-minded girls who love STEM!

EXPLORE ALL OF THE STEM CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, MOTORSPORTS & TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES

SUMMER CAMP

Are you ready for a summer of virtual fun, creative projects, and career exploration?!? Meet Industry Experts who share the same love for STEM that you do and discover how they developed their talents.

Reserve your seat for a high-value, specialized, virtual, online STEM summer camp! 

CLUB ATHENA

Athena Racing now has our own “LinkedIn”! Connect with like-minded, STEM-loving girls in our community and learn how to build your professional skills. Club membership is included with camp registration. Surprise drops and summer camps are hosted here!

Our MISSION is to put young girls in the driver’s seat of their future STEM career – in design, engineering, fabrication, business – related to the transportation industries on land, sea and air.

 

Our VISION is to see a girl in every level of business who helps to drive transportation and humankind forward.

 

Athena Racing is the bridge between childhood and adulthood for those girls who want a professional path.

100% REAL LIFE

S.T.E.M. TRAINING

“Athena Racing opened my eyes as to how many STEM jobs are available for women,” is a comment you will hear our Athenians (members) say often. 

Our STEM education club for girls in middle school and high school has a transportation theme yet prepares our members for a professional career track in the specialties of invention, design, engineering, fabrication and business.

Whether they want to be a designer, lawyer, engineer, doctor, or entrepreneur, the career paths for girls are limitless. They just haven’t been exposed to the possibilities….yet.

As an extra-curricular club, inclusion in this program benefits girls pursuing STEM careers in any industry by giving them real-life experience, allowing them to better understand and innovate for the future. Our 15 Education Tracks provide the essential life skills and career development needed to succeed.

We are creating a safe space for young girls to try new things – a solution-based THINK TANK for Teenage Girls – to expand their knowledge, and be themselves.

We are RACING to build a better future. After all, how do you know if you are on the right career track until you get your hands dirty?

Athena Racing is VIRTUAL and provides a club, spring intensives, summer camp & a private social network for female students in middle & high school focused on 14 Education Tracks to expand essentials skills.

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SUMMER EVENTS

Summer STEM Camp

Our virtual summer camp has something for every STEM-loving girl who wants to explore skill building and career development. Our camps are for ALL mindsets: artists, engineers, designers, business leaders, communication specialist and more!

More Events!

Summer fun doesn’t end with FABcamp! You can also join us for Karting lessons, a tour of the Carvana Vending Machine, apply to be our Spokeswoman at the Portland INDYCAR race, and get ready for college with our College Prep workshop!

Racing
+ Design


Race Track Physics
with Erin Vogel

Public Speaking
with Katy Temple

Career Discovery
at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
with Roberta Cristi
+ Dillon DeBord

Career Discovery
at Honda Performance Development
with Race Engineers
Serena Halterman
Nicole Rotondo

Behind-the-Scenes
at iRacing Animation Studio
with David LeVicchio

Livery Design
Honda Executive Creative Director
David Marek

Behind-the-Scenes
Hollywood Stunt Driving
with Tegan Hammond

Career Development
the Elevator Pitch
with Loxley Browne

College Readiness
with Bailey Rogal

FABbuild Driving Sim
taking the BMW apart

Entrepreneurship
+ Invention


Entrepreneurship
with Marie Gill

Business Etiquette
with Yhanira Adan
Kathleen Perez
Daria Sharman

Career Discovery
at Carvana
with Maddie Rule

Career Discovery
Shell
with Sarah Rollings

Behind-the-Scenes
at Motivo
with Michael Konig

Sponsorship
at Rebelle Rally
with Emily Miller

Career Development
Virtual Networking
with Lola Adeyemo

Career Development
High School Resume
with Loxley Browne

Career Discovery
Pratt & Whitney Intellectual Property Counsel
Melissa Coombes

Career Discovery
Tripod Technology Corp
with Sue Macaluso

FABbuild Driving Sim
prepping the structure

Air
+ Discovery

Wellness
with Yhanira Adan

Interviewing
with Georgia Henneberry

Career Discovery
at INDYCAR
with Georgia Henneberry

Career Discovery
at US Navy
with Christina St. Clare

Behind-the-Scenes
at Honda Performance Development
with Aerodynamics Engineer Jonathan Seaman

Merchandising
at Honda
with Janeen Farias

Career Discovery
at US Navy
with Blythe Blakistone

Aviation Discovery
Private & Commercial Pilots
Makayla Galler
Emmy Dillon
Rida Alvi

School Discovery
Miramar College, Automotive
with John Loewenberg

College Readiness
Researching Schools
with Loxley Browne

FABbuild Driving Sim
gaming component install

Leadership
+ Communication


Leadership
with Kelly Oberle

Google Research
with Katie Lechner

Career Discovery
at Car and Driver
with Elana Scherr

Career Discovery
at Lytx
with Kristin Costas

Supply Chain Management
at MolsonCoors
with Kevin Nitz

Personal Branding
with Mark Lindner

Career Dev
Virtual Networking
with Lola Adeyemo

Career Discovery
Electronic Power Research Institute
with Kelli Voelsing

Career Discovery
US Navy
with Nuclear Submarine Officer, Sabrina Reyes Dods
and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Emma Ferris

Career Development
Your Online Profile
with Loxley Browne

FABbuild Driving Sim
final touches and livery

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

DAVE MAREK

CAMP: FABcamp 
TOPIC: Livery Design

Imagine working alongside one of the most iconic automotive leaders of our time, Mr. Honda himself! Dave Marek has been on the team with Honda since 1987 and regularly jets between Japan and LA developing the designs that you see on the road and track. He led our team of Athenians in creating livery designs for the Chip Ganassi Racing car #48 driven by Jimmie Johnson and sponsored by Carvana (you will see how they adapt our designs on September 4th at the INDYCAR race in Portland).

Mr. Marek will lead our camp in designing the livery for our driving sim. The design that you will get to see at the final reveal of our FABcamp build on July 27th!

Having Mr. Marek as an instructor in livery design is like having Beethoven teach you how to play the piano! For the young girls, Athenians, who love art… this is a FABcamp that you DO NOT want to miss!

Christina St. Clare

Christina St. Clare

US Navy, Retired

Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Rebelle Rally

Georgia Henneberry

Georgia Henneberry

INDYCAR

Marie Gill

Marie Gill

Starbucks Alumnae

Maddie Rule

Maddie Rule

Carvana

Tegan Hammond

Tegan Hammond

Stunt Car Driver

Katy Temple

Katy Temple

TV Reporter & Media Coaching

Makayla Galler

Makayla Galler

Pilot & Air Force JROTC

Lola Adeyemo

Lola Adeyemo

EQI Mindset

Michael Konig

Michael Konig

Motivo

Daria Lee Sharman

Daria Lee Sharman

Accenture Song

Melissa Coombes

Melissa Coombes

Pratt & Whitney

With ONE week until our camp starts – FABcamp – we will start spotlighting all of the industry experts who are sharing their real-time experience in industries related to automotive, motorsports and transportation. They know what it takes to do the job and the importance of “getting your hands dirty!”

You can register for camp at any point until July 29 and join us live virtually or view self-paced recordings (available until September 30).

Learn how to drive at our “Karting 101” workshop!

 

DATE: August 5

TIME: 1 to 4:30pm Pacific Time

LOCATION: K1 Speed Carlsbad

CAPACITY: 20

COST: $100 plus K1 fees

 

DRIVE eSports Racing Sim Training starts with the new school year!

 

DATE: October

LOCATION: virtual

CAPACITY: unlimited

COST: $500 annually

 

Represent Athena Racing at INDYCAR!

 

DATE: September 3 & 4

TIME: 8 am to 6 pm Pacific Time

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

CAPACITY: 10

TRAINING: online classes in August

COST: $500, travel not included

 

Prepare for the College Application season!

 

DATE: August 20

TIME: 1 to 4 pm Pacific Time

LOCATION: online at Club Athena

CAPACITY: 100

COST: $20

 

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD & DRIVERS

Our Student Advisory Board works alongside our CEO to bring our programs to life with a teenager’s perspective. Our Think Tank of STEM-loving, like-minded girls are helping to build the future of our award-winning club and programming.

Heleina

Heleina

President

Akshaya

Akshaya

VP Leadership

Tanisi

Tanisi

Secretary

Anaya

Anaya

PR Manager

Mihika

Mihika

Podcast Manager

Shriya

Shriya

Etiquette Manager

Surabhi

Surabhi

Community Outreach Manager

Akshaya Koramutla

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

AKSHAYA

MEMBER SINCE 2020
CAREER PURSUIT: Medical

As the Student Advisory Board Vice President, Akshaya has been involved since the beginning with advancing Athena Racing. This spring she participated in the Sponsorship Intensive working alongside our CEO to create the materials we use when approaching corporations for partnerships. She is learning the business of connecting our mission with company’s needs for talent development while increasing their diversity, equity and inclusion for Women in STEM, or, in our case, #GirlsinSTEM.

She is leading the FABcamp build of turning a BMW 318 into a driving simulator – the highlight segment of our STEM summer camp. You will see Simmie at events later this year, including the INDYCAR race in Portland. 

Our DRIVE Scholars  are bringing the gamification of transportation to life with our esports racing sim training series. Our team is showcasing the future as we provide training to all genders and ages with our new DRIVE training series.

Abril

Abril

DRIVE Scholar

Makaela

Makaela

DRIVE Scholar

Sachi

Sachi

DRIVE Scholar

“It was an honor being part of a the panel these young ladies were presenting their designs to. One of the things that impressed me the most about these young Athenians was how well they presented their projects and the depth in which they went to explain their creative process not only in representing the brands, but also the personal meaning and message the students were putting across. The Athena Racing students are clearly being provided all the tools and support needed to help reach any goal they desire.”

Mike Le Gallic
Chip Ganassi Racing

You are amazing to be doing all this for these young women and I am so honored to be a small part of helping share and expand their ideas about what possibilities await them in life…”

Tegan Hammond
Hollywood Stunt Car Driver

I am super passionate about what you are doing here with Athena Racing. I had the opportunity to review your mission and your work, and would love to continue supporting you however I can. My experience – both personal and professional – has given me the opportunity to strengthen my confidence and demonstrate that the world is what you want to achieve of it … there is no mold that was not meant to be broken! I’m a rocket scientist by education, a strategy executive by experience, and an art historian by enthusiasm. I am all three, and encourage every girl to never feel like she has to choose one path in life.

Daria Lee Sharman

“Woman of Influence in Technology”

SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL, 2021

“Engineering Project of the Year”

SAN DIEGO ENGINEERING COUNCIL, 2020

“Pinnacle Award Service Provider”

Athena, 2021

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DEVELOPING OUR FUTURE FEMALE LEADERS WITH HANDS-ON TRAINING & CAREER DEVELOPMENT