New York Botanical Garden Partnership
For nearly ten years, Taft and The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) have enjoyed a growing and meaningful partnership. Taft welcomes NYBG staff to campus several times each year for a scientific lecture series, and the Garden welcomes Taft students not only to its legendary grounds each year, but also to its classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and research spaces. Taft students work side-by-side with renowned scientists and college and graduate students during summer internships, conducting advanced research that has included collecting, developing, and digitizing assets for the 2.3 million specimen C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium, and devising a rapid DNA extractor for use by botanists in the field.
Last summer, Isabella Reyes-Famous ’24 was one of two Taft students to be awarded a coveted scientific research internship at the New York Botanical Garden.
Eugene Acevedo '20 is passionate about science. A summer internship at the New York Botanical Garden helped him explore his place in a broad and ever-changing field.
Senior Rachel Peverly discovered a new and profound passion for botany during her summer internship at the New York Botanical Garden.
Dylan Kim brought his technical skills as a film producer to a unique internship at The New York Botanical Garden.
Teddy Verheggen spent 10 weeks last summer working in The New York Botanical Garden’s 28,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Plant Research Laboratory.
Ally Anderson '18 worked with scientists from the New York Botanical Garden to develop an algorithm for an electronic plant identification program.
Shemar and Eliza spent the summer of 2016 working side-by-side with world-renowned scientists, graduate students, and college interns in the laboratories of The New York Botanical Garden.
Meet Camila Jiang '14, and learn about her summer internship with world-renowned Garden scientists.
Ezra spent seven weeks at the New York Botanical Garden developing scientific protocols that could revolutionize the way botanists collect samples in the field.
Natasha spent two summers working as an intern at the New York Botanical Garden. Her work with plant genetics, she says, will extend to her studies in human biology.