ciWeek brings writers, and astronauts to West Campus

The event, held Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, shows students the importance of overcoming adversity.

Wednesday showcased the lives and innovation of many people including champion beatboxer Kaila Mullady, respected sound engineer Greg Russell, astronaut Ken Mattingly, and Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable. Kaila Mullady is the world champion beatboxer. Mullady teaches workshops that promote reading and writing. Mullady gives back to the community through volunteering.

Kaila Mullady is the world champion beatboxer. Mullady teaches workshops that promote reading and writing. Mullady gives back to the community through volunteering. “I went from the girl street performing scared out of my mind, ” Mullady said, “And now I get asked to come and do amazing things with you guys and

“I went from the girl street performing scared out of my mind, ” Mullady said, “And now I get asked to come and do amazing things with you guys and I also sometimes get asked to do awesome commercial work.”Mullady faced adversity when she was working towards her champion title. When she was starting out people told her that she couldn’t beatbox because she was a girl. After her victory in 2015, her competitor told her that she only won because she was a girl. Mullady faced adversity and sexism that many women can relate to.

Mullady faced adversity when she was working towards her champion title. When she was starting out people told her that she couldn’t beatbox because she was a girl. After her victory in 2015, her competitor told her that she only won because she was a girl. Mullady faced adversity and sexism that many women can relate to. After Mullady presented, sound engineer Greg Russell, came up to talk. Russell has helped create over 200 films and has been nominated for 17 academy awards. Russell has worked on many films such as “Skyfall,” “

After Mullady presented, sound engineer Greg Russell, came up to talk. Russell has helped create over 200 films and has been nominated for 17 academy awards. Russell has worked on many films such as “Skyfall,” “Spider Man,” and “National Treasure.”Russell has a massive background with sound which started during his childhood.

Russell has a massive background with sound which started during his childhood. “I spent a lot of time in recording studios with my dad, and I was forced to play instruments and I just hated it. I was just more fascinated with the guy behind the panel,” Russell said.

“I spent a lot of time in recording studios with my dad, and I was forced to play instruments and I just hated it. I was just more fascinated with the guy behind the panel,” Russell said. Russell started at a small recording studio and worked his way up to being one of Michael Bay’s go-to guys.

Russell started at a small recording studio and worked his way up to being one of Michael Bay’s go-to guys. ciWeek Thursday started out with Adam Carroll and Jeffrey Makowka talking about disrupting aging. Also presenting on the main stage was Max Brooks, author of World War Z.

ciWeek Thursday started out with Adam Carroll and Jeffrey Makowka talking about disrupting aging. Also presenting on the main stage was Max Brooks, author of World War Z.Brooks covered mainly the subject of his research for his writing of books in the zombie realm. Topics like “what would a modern mechanized army do against zombies” and “how we have fought giant ants around the civil war” had attendees walking out inspired.

Brooks covered mainly the subject of his research for his writing of books in the zombie realm. Topics like “what would a modern mechanized army do against zombies” and “how we have fought giant ants around the civil war” had attendees walking out inspired. During the Q&A he made a point about how the “greatest threat to America is that less and

During the Q&A he made a point about how the “greatest threat to America is that less and less people are thinking of themselves as Americans.” This was his perspective on being proud to be an American, and not just a subset of the entire population of the US. Coming back at the end

This was his perspective on being proud to be an American, and not just a subset of the entire population of the US. Coming back at the end with a story about talking to Brad Pitt and his opinion of the movie adaptation of his million copy selling book, he was entertaining and held the audience well. Next up in line on Thursday after a quick break, Al Worden, Apollo 15 astronaut and aerospace engineer took the stage and seemed to be having a blast with Anthony Paustian as his interviewer. Worden is the pilot who was in charge of staying in the capsule while his cohorts went down to the moon, where “they were in charge of bagging rocks and taking over 7,000 pictures of each other.”

Next up in line on Thursday after a quick break, Al Worden, Apollo 15 astronaut and aerospace engineer took the stage and seemed to be having a blast with Anthony Paustian as his interviewer. Worden is the pilot who was in charge of staying in the capsule while his cohorts went down to the moon, where “they were in charge of bagging rocks and taking over 7,000 pictures of each other.” His stories continued with subjects from his total dislike of Tang to having to consider course corrections because of the big white cloud that the ship had left on

His stories continued with subjects from his total dislike of Tang to having to consider course corrections because of the big white cloud that the ship had left on it’s last path around the moon. His telling was much more descriptive but to summarize his description with just the punchline he used… “We had to get away from all that pee”. While I’m sure he’s told the stories hundreds of time, his spunk during the interview/presentation was evident.Ken Mattingly also showed up for ciWeek at DMACC West campus. Mattingly was an astronaut and he also helped design the

Ken Mattingly also showed up for ciWeek at DMACC West campus. Mattingly was an astronaut and he also helped design the space suit and Lunar backpack. Mattingly was also present for the fifth moon landing.

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