New York Botanical Garden Partnership
For nearly five 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.
Teddy Verheggen '20 spent 10 weeks last summer conducting scientific research at The New York Botanical Garden.
Dylan Kim '19 brought his technical skills as a film producer to a unique internship at The Garden.
Meet Camila Jiang '14, and learn about her summer internship with world-renowned Garden scientists.