Garmin opens software engineering facility at Kansas State University

June 22, 2015

Garmin International Inc. is expanding its engineering internship program through the opening of a new software engineering facility at Kansas State University. The facility is designed to support software engineering, as well as semester-long, part-time software engineering internships throughout the school year and full-time software engineering internships during the summer.

Students who participate in the internship will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Garmin engineers and will get hands-on experience developing the next generation of Garmin GPS products. "Our partnership with Garmin is so valuable to our students, providing them hands-on research opportunities through internships with a well-known company.

Providing our students with these types of research experiences are vital in our efforts to make Kansas State University a top 50 public research university by 2025," said former K-State President Kirk Schulz. "This partnership also shows the Manhattan-K-State Innovation Center is already finding success in attracting new business opportunities to the community and helping the local economy."

"I could not be more pleased or excited about Garmin establishing a software engineering facility here at Kansas State,” said John English, dean of the College of Engineering.”

Having these top-notch internships, through an outstanding company like Garmin International, available on our campus is an unprecedented opportunity for our engineering student body.” Garmin worked closely with Kansas State University, KSU-IC, The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and KBED to open this facility, which is located at the Manhattan/K-State Innovation Center, a 35,000 square foot building located on campus, owned by the City of Manhattan and managed by KSU-IC.

It is a state-of-the-art facility comprised of a combination of wet lab, dry lab and office space. “Garmin’s expansion into Manhattan represents another win in our community's strategy to attract and create high-pay, knowledge-based jobs,” said Manhattan Chamber of Commerce President Lyle Butler. “K-State's College of Engineering continues to be a talent magnet for major employers and we are proud to work with them to help grow our area economy.”