“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 Mechanical Engineering




Zach Sharpell is a mechanical engineer at Qualcomm specializing in designing assemblies to test the processors used for autonomous driving and in-vehicle infotainment. Previously, he created a startup company centered around the design of battery packs for electric bikes, drones, and small electric vehicles. He has since also advised multiple others in industries such as travel, entertainment, and app- based machine learning. 

Getting him to this point, Zach attended a 4-year university and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration (aka specialization) in mechatronics, which is the combination of electronics and mechanics. 

In his free time he enjoys volunteering for a variety of STEM related initiatives including FIRST Robotics Competition judging, mentoring through many local nonprofits (including Athena Racing!!), and helping other people reach their dreams regardless of how crazy the idea is. Zach has pitched to investors all over the world, met with members of Parliament to discuss technological innovation in various sectors, drafted a myriad of business plans & BMCs, and wants to share the excitement of startups and his experience in STEM with all who are ready to take their future to the next level.