— November 7, 2019
Dr. Peter Scholle, Emeritus New Mexico Bureau of Geology Director and State Geologist, received the West Texas Geological Society Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to geological sciences, industry or geological professions, particularly in the West Texas region. Dr. Scholle has worked extensively in carbonate rock sedimentology, diagenesis, and hydrocarbon exploration. He has published several books about carbonate and clastic depositional models and internal rock fabrics. He has also worked extensively to promote geoscience education, as a professor at several universities, and by developing computer-based classroom materials to help students visualize the geologic processes of rock formation. Congratulations, Peter!