Dr. Lonnie Johnson here....I'm back celebrating Black History Month with you! Ask Me Anything!
Hello, again Reddit! In celebration of Black History Month, Reddit has asked me to stop by for another AMA with you fine folks and I am happy to oblige! A few updates since my last chat! So far in February 2019 I have:
Opened the newest wing of my STEM Center, an eSports Arena with NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice - Received TWO lifetime achievement awards - Celebrated the groundbreaking of the new science center, “The Lonnie Johnson Educational Complex”, at my old high school in Mobile, AL - Was honored at halftime of the Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers game - Been honored with the featured article on the United States Patent and Trademark Office homepage (www.uspto.gov) - Graced the front page of Reddit with a picture of me from my freshman year at Tuskegee University (https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/aqedfb/lonnie_johnson_inventor_of_the_super_soaker_1973/) - Participated in a celebratory Black History Month AMA!
....and we are only halfway through the month!
EDIT: This was fun as always; I will drop back in later to respond to some more questions. You can always find me lurking on Reddit!