On July 26, John Urschel will report to Ravens training camp for a stretch of hard work and long days. In about two years, he’ll defend his doctoral thesis in applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That also won’t be easy.
But on Tuesday at Dundalk and Sollers Point Technical high schools, he faced what might be the most daunting challenge of his careers: Get a group of rising ninth-graders interested in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).
Of course, he also had ice cream, which helped.
“Math doesn’t just apply to the classroom, but it really shows up in so many different careers, even...