“Our daughter will build confidence, strength, strategy and skill that help her find a hero in herself and be encouraged to become a future leader."

— Surabhi's mother, 2020 & 2021 FABcamp student

“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”

— Mike Le Gallic, Chip Ganassi Racing

"Loxley is 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

"FABcamp gives her exposure to technology, particularly automobiles which is used in our daily lives

— Tanisi's mother, FABcamp 2020 + 2021

"Getting to learn about the real world is helping me build my future in it! "

— Tanisi, Student Advisory Board

"Haley loves to tackle new challenges and immerses herself in technical projects. Athena Racing offers unique opportunities to expand Haley’s mechanical engineering experience. I think she will be a valuable asset to the team."

— Haley's mother, 2020 FABcamp Parent

“I have been able to grow as a confident speaker and meet many amazing leaders!”

— Akshaya, Student Advisory Board President 2022-23

"I have become more confident and better prepared for the future!"

— Mihika, Student Advisory Board

“I feel confident and supported by such an amazing group of strong individuals within Athena Racing!”

— Heleina, Student Advisory Board President 2021-22

“FABcamp allows her to learn more about the STEM field and more career paths as she heads toward college, but it keeps her busy and interested daily!”

— Megan's mother, 2020 FABcamp Parent


Develop Your Skills In Automotive Design




Dave Marek is Executive Creative Director for Acura. He began his career at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in 1987 and has contributed to the designs of North American developed products for over 25 years. He served as Design Project Leader and oversaw a number of milestone products such as the 1994 Honda Accord Wagon, 1997 Acura CL, 2003 Honda Element and 2006 Honda Ridgeline before Starting Honda’s first U.S. Advanced Studio in Southern California. As Acura Executive Creative Director he is responsible for all designs of the Acura brand globally.

Marek earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, graduating with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and continues to be involved today. He has been an instructor at the college since 1989, has been instrumental in bringing numerous sponsored projects to the Transportation Department, and serves on the Art Center Full Circle Board and has served on the Art Center Alumni Council. Marek is also serves on the Board of Directors for Lions Automobilia Museum and Foundation and is an avid supporter of various museums including the Petersen Automobile Museum, The Gettysburg Foundation, The California Railroad Museum, The NHRA Museum, and The Pearl Harbor Memorial.

In his spare time, Marek creates fine art and graphics for numerous clients, with his art and graphics being used on various championship cars, including the Honda & ACURA team graphics and various NHRA teams most notably Don Schumacher Racing and Ron Capps Motorsports. Marek’s work has been published in various enthusiast magazines including Road & Track, Racer, Street Rodder and Car Graphic as well as online at www.davemarekdesign.com.

Additionally Marek is also co-host of the acclaimed podcast “Man Seeks Adventure.”