Titan of Resilience

Student engineers his own mobility

At age 8, when he saw the street racing movie, “The Fast and the Furious,” Irwin Gill immediately became hooked on fast, stick shift cars.

At Cal State Fullerton, the mechanical engineering major was thrilled to discover and join the Titan Racing team to design, build and ultimately race a formula-style car.

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In his junior year, when a serious accident left Gill’s legs paralyzed, he managed to return to school, but missed the thrill of driving a manual car, using a gear stick and clutch.

Gill’s racing teammates encouraged him to not give up and offered their help, leading to his creation of a hand-controlled manual driving system.

Today, Gill uses his invention to drive to his dream engineering job at General Electric Aviation.

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