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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

Advisory: Rep. Johnson Celebrates Startup Day at Inventor’s Tech Lab with Local Youth

July 28, 2017
Press Release

ATLANTA, GA – On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) is taking 10 local students to inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson’s tech lab in Atlanta to help celebrate “Startup Day Across America” – a day to recognize the ingenuity and entrepreneurship taking place in our backyards and expose young people to the possibilities of entrepreneurship, raise awareness and help generate support for startup communities across the country.

WHO: Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA); Dr. Lonnie George Johnson, American inventor and engineer who holds more than 100 patents and inventor of the Super Soaker water gun; 10 local students; Sponsored robotics team operating robots;

WHAT: Rep. Johnson joins local students to explore NASA scientist Dr. Lonnie Johnson’s high-tech cutting-edge battery and robotics technology lab in Sweet Auburn;

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 11 AM to 1 PM;

WHERE: Johnson Research & Development: 263 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312;

WHY: Celebration of “Startup Day Across America” and exposing students to the importance of studying STEM fields, cutting-edge technology, research, invention and entrepreneurship. The event is also in recognition of Congressional Democrats “Better Deal” focused on giving Americans the tools they need to succeed.

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