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

— Akshaya, Student Advisory Board President 2022-23

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

— Tanisi, Student Advisory Board

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

— Tanisi's mother, FABcamp 2020 + 2021

"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

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

— Mihika, Student Advisory Board

“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

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

— Heleina, Student Advisory Board President 2021-22

"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

“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

“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

BOARD MEMBER

Sean Yoder

“Passion can take you a  long way in any career path and learning how to cultivate passion into opportunity is something I truly  feel changes the world.”

Nemeis Labs

FOUNDER & CEO

Sean started riding moto-cross at the age of 4 and racing at 8. It’s been a race to the finish line in some  form of motorsport ever since.  

Most of his professional life has been taken up by the creation and building of several companies  involved in motorsport simulation. Involvement in these areas opened doors which led to consulting for various simulation hardware manufacturers and high performance driving and product expert roles with Porsche Sport Driving School based at Barber Motorsports Park along with Chrysler’s SRT and Fiat’s ABARTH brands traveling throughout the United States all the while teaching owners how to get the most out of their vehicles and stay safe while maximizing their time behind  the wheel. Over the years, the companies Sean has been a partner in have secured several licenses to produce driver  development, engineering, experiential event and motorsport simulation/games. We were heavily  involved with the Champ Car World Series, Rolex Sports Car Series, VW FunCup and myriad other series and brands creating 3D assets, physics development, sounds and user interfaces for multiple projects.  

Having been fortunate to drive, race and review more cars than he can possibly remember over the  past four plus decades, he has developed an expert-level feel for how a car is performing, how to potentially make a vehicle better, and how the characteristics of any vehicle can be translated from the real world into the simulation environment.

His ability to translate automotive and motorsport knowledge allows him to speak easily to those at an engineer level or complete novice.

HOW TO BECOME ATHENIAN

Teachings of a Mentor

Sean has been involved in multiple young/new driver car control clinics over the years as well as working  with young adults both at the track and on various motorsport simulation projects. Being able to show  someone a path into motorsport, software development or other areas where technology plays a  massive roll in the development of the vehicles we share a mutual passion for has always been a key  focus for him. He truly loves seeing the lightbulbs go off as they realize there are so many directions for  them to take their passion and skill sets they are developing and make a contribution to the future.

Top Accomplishment

Working with Yale University Medical Research, Sean created a track and testing software to help determine how epileptic seizures affect performance using virtual reality driving simulation during  video/EEG monitoring while patients were in the hospital. These testing methods provided better  information to patients and physicians making decisions about driving and helped to identify brain  areas crucial for impaired consciousness in epilepsy.

Accomplishments

Feature Articles published in “Modern Mopar Magazine”

TV Appearances on “Speed,” live from Barrett Jackson Reno speaking about the Hellcat Launch

SRT Tour with events spanning coast to coast over 4 months covering 14,000 miles and dozens of events

Live broadcasts from the Fan Zone at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Indycar events  with ZERO to 60 and with NBC Sports Radio “Racin’ Nation” show

Multiple time SCCA National Event Class Winner and several wins in various forms of racing over 46  years