b'About Carnegie. . . to encourage, in the broadest and mostliberal manner, investigation, research, anddiscovery, and the application of knowledgeto the improvement of mankind . . .The Carnegie Institution was incorporated with these words in 1902 by its founder, Andrew Carnegie. Since then, the institution has remained true to its mission. At six research departments across the country, the scientific staff and a constantly changing roster of students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting investigators tackle fundamental questions on the frontiers of biology, earth sciences, and astronomy.'