Thanks to all the organizers, speakers, sponsors, and attendees who made NWBIO 2018 at Portland Community College a success!

Next Year's conference will be hosted by the Yamhill Campus of Chemeketa Community College in McMinville, OR, May 3-5, 2019

To keep informed about NWBIO events, please join our Facebook group

Webmaster: Brett Schaerer (with help from Kevin Hutton)

water quality sampling in Forest Park
indian pipe at PCC Sylvania

What is NWBIO?

NWBIO (Northwest Biology Instructor's Organization) began in 1966 as a way to facilitate dialogue between faculty of Washington State community colleges, universities, and private four-year colleges, on pedagogical and scientific problems in the field of biology. Originally called WACBT (Washington Association of College Biology Teachers), NWBIO now includes additional faculty from British Columbia, Oregon, and Northern Idaho.

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Annual Conference Locations and Hosts:

2018

Portland Community College

2017

University of Washington, Tacoma & Tacoma CC

2016

Lane CC and University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2015

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

2014

Bellevue Community College

2013

Pasco, Columbia Basin College

2012

Everett Community College

2011

Yakima Valley Community College

2010

Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor College

2009

Astoria, Clatsop Community College

2008

Salem, Chemeketa Community College

2007

Pack Forest, Edmonds Community College

2006

Bainbridge Island, Bellevue Community College

2005

Gresham, Mt Hood Community College

2004

Tacoma, Tacoma Community College and University of Washington-Tacoma

2003

Yakima, Yakima Valley Community College

2002

Bremerton, Olympic College? and North Seattle Community College

2001

Vancouver, WA, Clark College

2000

Vancouver, B.C., Langara College and the University of British Columbia

1999

Eugene, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon

1998

Seattle, Seattle Central CC and Seattle Pacific University

1997

Everett, Everett CC and University of Washington

1996

Aberdeen, Grays Harbor CC

1995

Portland, Mt Hood CC and Portland CC

1994

Spokane Falls, Spokane Falls CC and Washington State University

1993

Camp Waskowitz, North Seattle CC and Bellevue CC

1992

Ellensburg, Yakima Valley CC and Central Washington University

1991

Camp Casey, Shoreline CC and Skagit Valley CC

1990

Cispus, Lower Columbia CC

1989

Cheney, Eastern Washington University

1988

Abbotsford, B.C., Fraser Valley College

1987

Pack Forest, Seattle University

1986

Everett, Everett CC

1985

Moses Lake, Big Bend CC

1984

Castlegar, B.C., Selkirk College

1983

Lake Wilderness, University of Washington

1982

Sunquist Lab, Skagit Valley CC

1981

Fort Wright, Spokane CC

1980

Gwinwood, The Evergreen State College

1979

Camp Casey, Seattle Pacific University

1978

Cispus, Centralia College and Central Washington University

1977

Battelle Northwest, Columbia Basin CC

1976

Camp David, Peninsula CC

1975

Camp Seymour, Tacoma CC

1974

Gonzaga Retreat House, Spokane Falls CC

1973

Pack Forest, Highline CC

1972

Roche Harbor, Bellevue CC

1971

Lake Quinalt,Grays Harbor CC

1970

Camp Field, Wenatchee Valley College

1969

Hidden Valley Ranch, Green River CC

1968

Everett, Everett CC

1967

Stehekin, Shoreline CC

1966

Rosario Beach, Shoreline CC and Everett CC

Registration

Registration for the 2018 has concluded.

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Accommodations

NWBIO 2018 has concluded. If you're still staying at the hotel or parked in a PCC parking lot, additional charges will likely apply!

fungi and moss

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions for 2018 are closed.

If you presented this year, thanks for doing your part to make this conference a success!

If you are inspired to present at the 2019 conference, it's never too early to start working on your idea, but it is too soon to submit it!

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Conference Program

The program for NWBIO 2018 is available here.

Our amazing 2018 keynote speakers were:

Friday, May 4th, 7pm. Dr. Sarah Jovan
U.S. Forest Service
"Using Moss to Detect Fine-Scaled Pollution Deposition in Portland: recent findings and next steps".

Saturday, May 5th, 11:30am. Dr. Angela Ozburn
Oregon Health Sciences University
"Targeting Binge Drinking: A Translational Bioinformatics Approach"

Saturday, May 5th, 7:00pm. Dr. Lisa Weasel
Portland State University
"Science and Social Justice: From Critique to Pedagogy"

turtle breeding pond at the Zoo

Field Trips

The field trips for NWBIO 2018 have already occurred.

Mt. Hood

NWBIO 2018 would like to thank our generous sponsors: