Garmin co-founder receives honorary degree

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On July 29, 2015

Min Kao, executive chair of Garmin Corp., was awarded the doctor of engineering, honoris causa, in absentia during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T in December.

Kao co-founded Garmin with Gary Burrell in October 1989 to integrate global positioning system (GPS) technology into navigation devices for multiple markets. Kao is credited with the breakthrough design and engineering of the GPS software technology that formed the foundation of the original Garmin product line.

In 2012, Garmin International Inc. expanded its engineering internship program through the opening of a new software engineering facility in Missouri S&T’s Innovation Park.

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On July 29, 2015. Posted in Around the Puck, News, Summer 2015