Kimberly Watts Peaslee, PhD, has been awarded the $10,000 Donald W. Banner Corporate Intern Scholarship. The Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation awarded only two students in the country with this prestigious recognition. The presentation was made on Dec. 3, 2008, at a luncheon in Washington, D.C.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Watts of Tisbury. Her husband Clifford Peaslee accompanied his wife to the luncheon, held in her honor.

The couple currently resides in Concord, New Hampshire with their daughter, Natalie.

Ms. Peaslee was recognized for her two outstanding internships at Merck & Co. Ms. Peaslee has her doctorate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College and is expected to receive her Juris Doctor degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in May of 2009.

Ms. Peaslee was awarded the scholarship for her outstanding work with regards to a patent application involving monoclonal antibodies.