“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


Develop Your Skills In Engineering & Fabrication




Mark Stemmy is the founder of Optimized Cycling Solutions (OCS), a company in Napa, CA, specializing in handbuilt bicycles and racing wheels. His approach has been called “techno-holistic” using modern technology to help his clients ride with better performance, comfort, speed and reliability. In particular, the emphasis he observed in Formula 1 on optimization and a solutions-based approach helps set the tone for the expectations at Optimized Cycling Solutions (OCS) to this very day.

The name of the company also serves as a mission statement derived from Mark being a long time fan of Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsports, which emphasizes a solutions based approach to optimizing a race car. Mark has employed this approach over the last 31 years since building his first bicycle wheel, developing a unique style which also combines his 15 years experience in the Silicon Industry, as well as his lifelong passion for photography.

Why did he build that first wheel back in 1982? Because at 6’4” he was much larger than most cyclists and bicycle design, materials, and structures were far more fragile. Mark realized then that every rider required a specific approach, based on their individual body type, riding style and injury history.

Mark spent 10 years in the bike industry in a variety of roles, including mechanic, sales, manager, business owner, factory rep, NORBA club founder/president, and occasional road racer, among others. At that time, the bicycle industry did not present a clear career path, nor the earning potential necessary to buy a home and start a family.

Mark wished to expand his professional development and ended up spending 15 years at Intel Corp as an Engineering Technician, specializing in failure analysis and process optimization with an emphasis on documenting complex issues and driving them to resolution.

OCS has recently partnered with FRM, a bespoke bicycle frame and component manufacturer in Italy, whose factory is located in Emilia Romagna region, otherwise known as the Motor Valley, home to most of the Italian marques that sparked his passion so many years ago.