It was a big day in the United States today. A new president stands at the helm, promising productivity, success, opportunity. The world watches. Yesterday my son and I, along with about 20 other merit scholars, had the opportunity to meet the man who led the team of scientists that landed the latest rover on Mars. He gave a lecture downtown and I took off the morning off to join. The arena was packed with people wanting to hear the details of the accomplishment, and the scientist shared his experiences and the importance of having and fostering curiosity.