Marmer recognized by Milton Hershey School

The Milton Hershey School recently recognized Keith Marmer, director of the Office of Technology Development and associate dean of research innovation at Penn State Hershey, for his service to their entrepreneurial education programs.

Marmer worked with Milton Hershey School business instructor Matt Bergman on initiatives aimed at growing the entrepreneurial education programs for juniors and seniors.

A certified facilitator of the Ice House program sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation, Marmer introduced the entrepreneurial education  program to approximately 60 students and brought the authors to Milton Hershey School to launch the initiative. The Ice House program helps students understand the powerful economic impact of entrepreneurship.

Marmer facilitated a version of “Shark Tank” for the Milton Hershey School students by recruiting local entrepreneurs and serving as a “shark.” Based on the television show, students pitched their ideas to a group of local entrepreneurs after conducting market research and developing different ideas to form a business model.

“This project is about how they view the problem and what they would do about solving it,” Marmer said. “It’s a transferable skill.”

The Office of Technology Development provides professional technology commercialization resources to the Penn State Hershey community.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015