Mr. Lonnie Johnson

Mr. Lonnie Johnson is an inventor and engineer, who is most famously known for inventing the Super Soaker.

Degree(s): Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering

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Undergraduate Institution: Tuskegee Institute (HBCU)

Graduate Institution: Tuskegee Institute (HBCU)

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Photo Credit: Smithsonian Museum of American History

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Mr. Lonnie Johnson is an inventor and engineer, who is most famously known for inventing the Super Soaker while working for the U.S. Air Force. He later invented a similar device that replaced the water with a toy (Nerf) projectile. In 2013, Mr. Johnson was awarded $73 million from Hasbro, Inc., after suing for unpaid royalties.

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