Dr. Joseph Stoner
As Principle Investigator of the OSU-MGR Joe oversees all repository activities and final approval of all sample requests.
Dr. Anthony Koppers
As Co-Principal Investigator Anthony oversees the hard rock collection and digital conversion of the repository records.
As Curator, Maziet (pronounced may-zee) is in charge of all day to day operations of the repository, including operating and maintaining the GEOTEK multi-sensor track systems, core and sample tracking systems, databases, reviewing sample requests and administrative duties. Maziet has also developed the use of CT scans, in partnership with the OSU Veterinary Hospital, and the GEOTEK multi-sensor track systems on cores as a repository fee service.
Val is the curator of the Antarctic Core Collection. At present her top priority is coordination and logistics for transferring the collection from the Antarctic Research Facility in Tallahassee to Corvallis, as well as migrating digital data assets to the OSU data structure. Val started at OSU-MGR in late October 2017, after working with several other geological research collections. Her interests and background include:
·improving discoverability, accessibility, and interoperability for physical samples,
·data preservation and rescue techniques,
·applications of cyberinfrastructure for geoscience, and
·geospatial data visualization technologies.
Cara is an assistant curator at the OSU-MGR. Cara is digitizing the entire collection from analog paper files to discoverable data online. Cara fills sample requests and enters and manages data for sediment sample requests and distribution. Cara leads the repository’s education and outreach programs.
Kevin is an assistant curator at the OSU-MGR who specializes in hard rock samples. He cuts, photographs and describes the NOAA dive collection. In addition, he is working towards organizing and digitizing pre-existing dredge and dive collections at OSU. Kevin maintains the website, including the NOAA and rock collections. Kevin also handles rock sample requests.
An OSU CEOAS Alumni, Coquille Rex is one of the newest additions to the repository staff where she assists curators with digitization, running geophysical properties equipment, processing raw data, cutting cores open, describing, organizing, photographing and sampling of cores. She provides training and assistance to students and visiting scientists. Coquille also enjoys traveling the globe as a curatorial representative aboard coring cruises and is looking forward to assisting in moving the Antarctic Core Collection from Florida State University to Oregon State University.