Carnegie Institution for Science

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that conducts scientific research and education. It was founded in 1902 by Andrew Carnegie and is one of the oldest independent research institutions in the United States. The Carnegie Institution for Science includes six research departments: Embryology, Observatories, Plant Biology, Global Ecology, Terrestrial Magnetism, and DTM (Department of Terrestrial Magnetism). It also has a number of affiliated programs and initiatives, including the Carnegie Academy for Science Education and the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology.