John Urschel to visit Penn State Harrisburg

Will discuss how STEM activities can inspire problem solving and critical thinking

HARRISBURG, Pa. — John Urschel, former Penn State football player, will visit Penn State Harrisburg from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Student Enrichment Center theatre on campus.

Urschel will share his journey of where a love of math has taken him and where it can take students. He will explain how math extends far beyond the confines of the classroom and into everyday life.

In 2013, Urschel received the Campbell Trophy, known as the “Academic Heisman,” given to the college football player possessing the best combination of academics, community service and on-field performance. He also won the Sullivan Award, given to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S., based on the qualities of leadership, character and sportsmanship.

He graduated from Penn State with bachelor's and master’s degrees in mathematics and a 4.0 GPA. He has published multiple papers in prestigious mathematics and scientific journals, taught undergraduate math classes, and anchored and dominated the offensive line, starting every game his junior and senior years at the University.

For more information, contact Jane Wilburne at [email protected]. To register for the event, visit

This event is funded by Penn State Harrisburg Student Activity Funds and The Mathematics Content and Coaching Project.