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Young girls need to see that they can push beyond societal restraints and do the impossible.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 18, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With more than 2,0000,000 jobs in STEM going unfilled each year the need to advance our students with enhanced learning outside the classroom is a necessity. "I saw a problem and set about solving it. Young girls lack the diversified skills, confidence, and courage to be prepared for 21st-century jobs. At the age of 15 they typically turn away from STEM subjects due to social pressures," said Loxley Browne, CEO of Club Athena. "We create camps, challenges, and competitions that allow our members to create greatness. Consistency with our core values allows us to deliver on the mission with tangible results. We are creating the talent pipeline and deepening the engagement between industry and students. We give a voice to those who are underrepresented and within the decade they will be leading us forward inventing, designing, and engineering our future."
Club Athena will put girls in the driver's seat of their careers as they learn from lauded and celebrated industry experts. Explicitly developed for girls in middle school and high school, FABcamp is a resume builder that provides personal stories of fabrication, design, and engineering for trade school and college application essays and interviews. 100% of Club Athena members have been accepted into all colleges applied to because of the incredible portfolio pieces and experience gained.
This year, members will convert their bicycles into an e-bike while showcasing their unique individuality with customized and themed creations. This hands-on design, engineering, and fabrication project will be their prized portfolio piece to spotlight in college essays and when applying for internships. A key element in standing out from their peers in the crowded competitive landscape of young adults seeking jobs at technology-changing companies.
The live virtual camp will cover five transportation sectors - bicycles & motorcycles, automotive, racing, marine, and air & space.
Some of the camp speakers and companies include:
Chris Anthony, Aptera Solar Car
Mark Stemmy, Optimized Cycling Solutions
Jasmine Nichols, MotoAmerica Junior Cup competitor
Alan Peltier, HRE Wheels
Chip Foose, Automobile Designer
Dave Marek, Automobile & Livery Designer
Steve Brown and Dinesh Pinisetty, CSU Maritime Academy
Michael Selter, International Yacht Company
Mackenzie Lawson, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Tom Kelly, Evona Space Sector Staffing & Recruitment
"As a father and CEO, I see the disparity in female representation in the engineering and manufacturing industries. Young girls need to see that they can push beyond societal restraints and do the impossible. Our contribution to this program is our way of demonstrating to our daughters our support in following their dreams," said Alan Peltier, CEO of HRE Wheels. With the generous support of HRE Wheels, Optimized Cycling Solutions, and Hayes Engineering, more girls in STEM will be shown career opportunities that best fit their strengths and skillsets.
Girls interested in joining this teenage think tank are encouraged to become members of ClubAthena.org. The membership includes a private social media platform with weekly conundrums, monthly industry challenges, quarterly competitions, and the annual summer FABcamp.
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