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BIOENGINEERING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Didn't Take The Most Direct Path

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Barry is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Washington. He explains how he initially didn't want to be a professor, but shares how he eventually figured out his pathway to work with students and researchers.

School: University of Washington
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Job Title: Bioengineering Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Washington

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Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

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