Facing Challenges and Solving Problems
Lonnie Johnson invented his first working robot while still in school and his Science Fair Team won 1st Place at the University of Alabama in 1968 -- where only five years earlier, black students had not even been allowed to participate. Johnson's love of solving problems goes hand-in-hand with facing difficulties with courage. The man who created a toy we love also designed the power supply for the Galileo mission to Jupiter and holds more than 100 patents for other inventions.
Problem solving skills are a must for our children and Johnson is just the hero for young engineers who need encouragement to stick with their ideas.
There are only a handful of books about Johnson, but they are written for children!
Older readers can might enjoy online resources:
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