Casey Putsch and student Ryan Beagle, will be speaking about the Genius Garage Program. Genius Garage was created to bridge the gap from academia to industry giving students with spark an opportunity to grow, and prove to potential employers what they are capable of. This gives them the best possible transition from the academic world to their professional careers. Industry stands to benefit from hiring the Genius Garage team members as they posses more than academic and technical knowledge. The personal and behavioral traits they develop make them valuable members of any team, and the leaders of tomorrow.
Genius Garage forms a racing team out of a select group of the brightest and most driven college students. The students come from academic backgrounds ranging from engineering to fine art, music, business, and journalism. The racing team provides a crucial “vehicle” for the student’s experiences, as few professional worlds are as demanding and competitive as racing.
It is the endeavor of the Genius Garage concept to grow upon its successes in the high-end automotive racing world. This educational model works perfectly and is already accredited with getting students job, internship, and scholarship attention and placement. It is the vision to have automotive racing, aviation, and hydroplane racing sub-teams under the greater Genius Garage brand, involving younger students, and potentially opening an interactive museum/learning center dedicated to these three branches. The model is perfectly suited as a non-profit as we actively seek out positive collaborations between manufacturers, racing teams, business and educational institutions, museums, and generous private persons. These collaborations serve to give the brightest young minds their shot to show the world what they are capable of and begin a career that warrants achievement at their full potential. It is our belief that industries and nations stand strongest when they best utilize and inspire their youth.