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Why Does Science Matter?

We share and talk about stories and articles here at The Driskill Foundation to educate and bring curiosity to those who have found a passion in what they are curious in. 

Just like Clara Ma who wrote an award-winning essay about Curiosity that ended becoming the reason as to why we have Curiosity, the Mars Rover. 

The following is the essay written by Clara Ma, winner of the Mars Science Laboratory naming contest. Twelve-year-old Ma submitted the winning entry, "Curiosity."

“Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone's mind. It makes me get out of bed in the morning and wonder what surprises life will throw at me that day. Curiosity is such a powerful force. Without it, we wouldn't be who we are today. When I was younger, I wondered, "Why is the sky blue?", "Why do the stars twinkle?", "Why am I me?", and I still do. I had so many questions, and America is the place where I want to find my answers. Curiosity is the passion that drives us through our everyday lives. We have become explorers and scientists with our need to ask questions and to wonder. Sure, there are many risks and dangers, but despite that, we still continue to wonder and dream and create and hope. We have discovered so much about the world, but still so little. We will never know everything there is to know, but with our burning curiosity, we have learned so much.

Today Clara Ma, 21 years old, is a student at Yale University. Every day Clara is still burning with curiosity and learning more about the world around her.