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Patrick Walston

Program: Geo-Launchpad

Year: 2021

Mentor: Lindsay Powers and Michaela Johnson (USGS), John Burris


Compiling and Creating Recommended Practices for the Preservation of Geological Data to Promote the FAIR principles


About Patrick (he/him)

Patrick is transferring as a junior to Fort Lewis College in Durango, and will be pursuing a Bachelors in Geology with a certificate in GIS for the fall semester of 2021. His work in the Geo-Launchpad program focuses on working with the USGS to research and compile best practice techniques for geologic sample data preservation which will be presented to the numerous collectives that work with the USGS.