You may not know Lonnie G. Johnson by name, but chances are if you have been soaked by a high-powered water gun in the past decade or two, you have Johnson to thank. Johnson, an African-American engineer, inventor and two-time Tuskegee University graduate, will share the passions and motivations behind his imaginative spirit during a public lecture on Friday, Feb. 23.
The Super Soaker was a game changer when came to squirt guns and summer fun. And you have Lonnie Johnson to thank for it.The man behind one of the most popular toys of all time is an engineer who has worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Air Force, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Lonnie Johnson is an American inventor and engineer, best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun. He is the CEO and Founder at Johnson Reseach & Development and CEO of Johnson Battery Technology.