The Galapagos Roundtable is a committee of representatives from each NC State college. The overarching goal of the Roundtable is to leverage the university's membership in the International Galapagos Science Consortium. Roundtable meetings serve as a forum for discussions regarding current and future Galapagos-related research, training and education activities. Roundtable members will disseminate key information to faculty, staff, and students in their respective colleges.
This page features key information pertaining to the Roundtable and its meetings. Content shared includes information about the Roundtable members, recordings from meetings, and other relevant materials to aid in NC State’s efforts at the Galapagos Science Center (GSC).
Current Roundtable members are listed in the table below. View each member’s linked profile for additional details and contact information.
|Name||College||Area of Expertise|
|Bill Rand||Poole College of Management||Social Media, Misinformation, Machine Learning, Agent-based Modeling, Digital Marketing|
|David Eggleston||College of Sciences||Marine Ecology and Conservation, Fisheries Science, Behavioral Ecology, Habitat Restoration, Population Dynamics and Modeling, Marine Science Education|
|George Elvin||College of Design||Architecture for Extreme Environments|
|Jose Cisneros||College of Agriculture and Life Sciences||International Agriculture and Business, Entrepreneurial Development|
|Katherine Anarde||College of Engineering||Human-Landscape Interactions in Coastal Zones|
|Nelson Vinueza Benitez||Wilson College of Textiles||Analytical and Textile Chemistry, Color Science, Dyeing and Finishing, Forensics, Sustainability|
|Paul Brinkman||College of Humanities and Social Sciences||History of Science, Vertebrate Paleontology and Geology, Charles Darwin|
|Sarah Carrier||College of Education||Science Education, Elementary School Science Education, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Climate Change Education|
|Sid Thakur||College of Veterinary Medicine||Global Health, Infectious Diseases|
|Yu-Fai Leung||College of Natural Resources||Sustainable Visitor Use of Parks and Protected Areas|
The Roundtable met on Thursday, September 15, 2022 for its inaugural meeting. Special guests included:
- Amanda Thompson, Co-Director of the Center for Galapagos Studies at UNC and Co-Director of the GSC
- Diego Riveros-Iregui, Co-Director of the Center for Galapagos Studies at UNC and Co-Director of the GSC
- Daniela Cajiao, visiting scholar with Roundtable member Dr. Yu-Fai Leung
In order to view the meeting, please use the following access code: eWMR*8Pb