HAMILTON STUDENT AWARDED A THOMAS J. WATSON FELLOWSHIP
As a Watson Fellow, Kisel will be traveling to Italy to study "The Educational Role of Astronomers and Observatories."
The Watson Fellowship was established in 1968 by the children of Thomas J. Watson Sr., the founder of IBM, and his wife, Jeannette K. Watson, in honor of their parents' long-standing interest in education and world affairs. The program provides graduates of small liberal arts colleges an opportunity to spend a year overseas to independently explore a topic of their choice. This year's Watson Fellows will be traveling to more than 70 countries.
Winners are selected based upon their character, leadership and the willingness to immerse themselves in new and different cultures. Watson Fellows are known for developing creative, imaginative projects evolving from deep personal interests. Topics range from various concentrations, including business, science, humanities, social-science, music and the arts.