Pictured (left to right):
Dr. James Henderson, Toluwaleke Ajayi, and Dr. Roger Lee
Congratulations to Geosciences Ph.D. candidate, Toluwaleke Ajayi, who was presented “the most distinguished scholarship awarded by the AIPG in Texas”, the Shoemaker Scholarship. District representative, James Henderson, drove to Waco to personally present Toluwaleke with a check for $2,500.00, a plaque memorializing Mr. Ajayi’s award, and a book entitled “Shoemaker: The Man Who Made an Impact.”
Toluwaleke is studying the hydrogeologic connections critical to protecting the “threatened” Salado Salamander in the Northern Segment of the Edwards Balcones Fault Zone Aquifer. He is using geophysics, dye tracing, and groundwater modeling techniques to help the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District manage the aquifer for both people and salamanders. Toluwaleke is mentored by Dr. Joe C. Yelderman, Jr., professor of hydrogeology and currently Chair of the Baylor Geosciences Department.