Calvin Nellum is a STEM and physics teacher and a 9th Grade Lead at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit, Michigan. He’s been a FIRST robotics coach for 5 years and an online/in-person Part-Time Calculus IB/AP Physics Tutor. Calvin is also an instructor in the SMASH program, an intensive and holistic flagship program. Starting in 9th grade, a cohort of high school students participate in a five week internship as students at top universities and are empowered to deepen their talent and pursue STEM. Calvin’s mission is to increase the number of underrepresented scholars of color in STEM careers and fields.