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How to Teach an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Jim Fay

3MT Featured Home Graduate Education Week Inclusive Excellence Individual Development Plan (IDP) PostDoc Association Professional Development Upcoming Events June 04, 2021 12 - 1 p.m. CDT




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Join us for a professional development seminar: How to Teach an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Jim Fay, Serial inventor, entrepreneur, and product development engineer

Friday, June 4, 2021 | 12 – 1 p.m.

Jim Fay, an instructor and chemical engineering alumnus from Iowa State University, invented Huggies® Baby Wipes and Huggies® Pull-Ups® training pants and was part of the team that developed Huggies® disposable diapers. His credits also include Diaper Genie®, DEUS Rescue™ equipment for firefighters, and many others.

Since 2018, Fay has taught “Entrepreneurial Product Development Engineering” in ISU’s College of Engineering, and he recently began teaching a course called, “Real-Time Case Study of an Entrepreneurial Startup” in the ISU College of Business.

In addition to teaching, Jim is president of a baby products startup company called Fin & Viola that is majority-owned by some of his former students, and his consulting business helps companies and organizations with product development, creativity, problem-solving, and marketing. Fay previously worked for Monsanto, Procter & Gamble, American Can Co., and Kimberly-Clark. He and his wife, Julie, split time between their mountain-top home in Boulder, Colorado, and Ames, Iowa. They are avid tandem-bike riders and ultra-marathon runners.

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