CHANGING THE STATUS QUO

#FABCamp2020

FABCamp is an online 5 week intensive STEM leadership course
Who’s ready for FABCamp? Who would have thought something so insignificant as having a cough could change a generation? What do you do when a microscopic piece of biology one-tenth the width of a human hair is poised to upend the entire world?
You pivot.
In early 2020, anticipating the truly seismic uncertainty facing not just young girls, but quite literally, everyone, Athena Racing made the move to shift our program from in-person racing to online with our first FABCamp.

FIVE WEEKS, TEN TRACKS

LIMITLESS POTENTIAL

/// FABCAMP OVERVIEW ///

Our 5-week program was designed to help young women see what’s possible and then to go get it. Accelerators to the floor.

/// THE TRIKE ///

The overarching project for FABCamp was the drift trike. Since our Athenians couldn’t be there, in the garage, in person, we brought the garage online and onto their devices.
Over the course of 5 weeks, our Athenians watched as world-class engineers, fabricators and former Athenians took common off the shelf parts and repurposed bicycle frames to create a 6.5 horsepower drift trike.
They also learned from some truly inspiring women who brought real-world practical experience and actionable advice to FABCamp.

 

Truly riveting stuff.

 

FABCamp brings STEM education to life

READY TO BE AN ATHENIAN?

We’re currently evaluating our next group of potential Athenians! Think you have what it takes? Sign up to get updates to the program and find out how our STEM education curriculum can push you to new heights!

ATHENIAN VALUES

BY THE NUMBERS

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Responded Mechanic

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A Community of Like Minded Girls

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Responded Leadership

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ATHENA RACING'S EXPERIENCE WITH WHAT WE'RE AFFECTIONATELY CALLING "THE PANDEMIC PIVOT?"

In 2020 Athena Racing took our program completely online starting with #FABCamp2020. A pandemic informed us that women in STEM fields was more important than ever. And we weren’t going to let this slow us down. Learn more about our thought process, curriculum design, and how the program itself served as the foundation for our inaugural online program.

CHANGING THE STATUS QUO

WHAT OUR ATHENIANS ARE SAYING

What do our Athenian’s think about their experience with FABCamp? After all, these are the young women who found themselves thrust into a level of global uncertainty that is maybe once in a century. These are the responses of action takers. These are problem solvers. These are leaders.

We learned as much about change from them as they did from us.

We went straight to the source to find out what our Athenians thought about the FABCamp experience.

Are you ready to be the next Athenian? Find out how to get involved in training the next generation of female leaders in STEM today.

 /// ROCKY ///

“I like this camp because it’s empowering to young girls who can really use the encouragement especially during these tough times.” – Jessie, Rocky’s Dad

 /// SOPHIA ///

“When I grow up I want to be a mechanical engineer. I think it is important to learn about different jobs in the automotive industry because there might be a specific job I like but don’t know the name of.”

“I like that my daughter is doing this camp because it will help her reach her goal and learn about something she loves” – Christy, Sophia’s Mom

FABCamp is 100% free and offered to female students in middle & high school in San Diego, the USA, and around the world.

ATHENIANS ARE GLOBAL

WHERE OUR ATHENIANS ARE FROM

The pivot to an online curriculum allowed FABCamp to expand beyond  Athena’s garage in Southern California to the entire world.

FABCamp saw international students from as far away as Nepal and India! 

  • West Coast 70% 70%
  • East Coast 25% 25%
  • Nepal, India, and Mexico 5% 5%

#FABCamp2020

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

DRIFT TRIKE

Our Athenian’s experienced the live building of a 6.5hp drift trike from afar.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Our Athenians got to benefit from the wealth of experience our industry experts provided. Each class consisted of three speakers covering one of ten training tracks.

INSPIRING CAR COLLECTIONS AND OWNER STORIES

Athena Racing staff went out and interviewed the owners of some world-class car collections. Miatas, Shelby Cobras, and classic muscle cars were all on display.

FEMALE STEM LEADERS

Athena Racing brough in some truly inspriing female leaders who are forging their own path in a traditionally male dominated field.

GAME SHOW MIKE

All work and no play makes for a dull lady. We had our resident joker Mr. Mike host a quiz show for the Athenians for a chance at points and prizes!

CONTESTS & PRIZES

Did someone say prizes? Yes please! Our Athenians had the chance, not only to learn, but to win some great STEM related prizes that would further their learning and careers!

Project-based learning connecting students who love STEM education to real-life fabrication!

The Lost Arts Camp: Part I

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