About Carnegie Institution
Andrew Carnegie established a unique organization in 1902 dedicated to scientific discovery "to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind..." The philosophy was and is to devote the institution's resources to "exceptional" individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete independence. Carnegie and his trustees realized that flexibility and independence were essential to the institution's success and that tradition is the foundation of the institution today as it supports research in the Earth, space, and life sciences.
About the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
William Boyce Thompson founded BTI in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefits. BTI's mission is to advance and communicate scientific knowledge in plant biology to improve agriculture, protect the environment, and enhance human health. To this end, BTI hosts 17 faculty-run research laboratories performing basic plant research with potential applications to improve important food crops, to better understand plant and human immune systems; and to explore alternative sources of energy. Along with its rigorous research program, BTI's work includes outreach to teachers, students, and community members.
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