Min Kao News

Vote for UT Projects Nominated in the AIA East Tennessee Awards

Four recent campus construction and renovation projects have been nominated for 2014 People’s Choice Awards by the American Institute of Architects, East Tennessee Chapter. The community is encouraged to vote online for their favorite by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28.

The Kansas City Star: Success of Garmin starts with co-founder Min Kao

College of Engineering Min Kao recently spoke with The Kansas City Star about his role as co-founder and CEO of Garmin LTD., and the importance of nurturing other engineering and entrepreneurial talent. Kao had recently returned from London, where he received The Economist’s 2012 Innovation Award for Consumer Products. Read the full story at The

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What’s Your Big Idea?—Min Kao

When UT alum Min Kao, founder and chairman of Garmin, heard that the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science had outgrown its current home in Ferris Hall, he donated $12.5 million toward a new building to house the department. Kao visited the campus last month to dedicate the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.

UT and Min Kao Dedicate New Engineering Building

Min Kao Building

UT Knoxville alumnus and Garmin International, Inc. founder Min H. Kao helped dedicate the new $37.5 million engineering building named in his honor—a state-of-the art addition to UT’s iconic Hill and a needed addition to one of UT’s fastest growing colleges.

News Sentinel: Connection with mentors brought benefactor, businessman Min Kao back to UT

The university dedicated the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building on Wednesday, March 14. The Knoxville News Sentinel published a Q&A with Kao, discussing his $37.5 million namesake; his mentor, the late James Hung; his memories at UT; and more. Kao, a UT alumnus and CEO and chairman of Garmin,Ltd, donated $12.5 million to the building project.