Class of 2012: What now for Benjamin Cox?

As the College of Technology’s December 2012 graduates complete their time at Purdue, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives. Commencement was December 16, 2012.

Benjamin R. Cox, West Lafayette, Ind.

In Process Control Professional Staff for Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, Ind.


Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology

Job duties

  • Quality improvement activities
  • Complex problem solving/analysis
  • Data analysis
  • New model development
  • Equipment setup and approval
  • Cost reduction activities
  • Process audits

Purdue classes that helped Benjamin for his job

  • Project Design and Development (Senior Design)
  • PC Interfacing and Applications (LabVIEW)
  • Process Control
  • Project Development and Management (Junior Design)
  • Electronic Prototype Development

Other ways the College of Technology and/or Purdue provided preparation and assistance
The electrical engineering technology program in Purdue’s College of Technology has prepared me to use very in-depth technical skills to solve real world problems.  The coursework has provided me with ample opportunities to collaborate in group settings for technical and community-oriented projects.  Through these experiences I have become a well-rounded individual, capable of working on a wide variety of projects with diverse groups of people.

Thanks go to:

  • Mom and Dad and Brother – Thank you for being together as a family, and helping on any project or need that comes up.
  • Kyle Long – Thank you for being my classmate, serving our country, and showing me the value of hard work and dedication.
  • Brady Thompson – Thank you for believing in me and motivating me to strive for anything that I want to accomplish.
  • Syerus Gill – Thank you for teaching me and being a consistent person to rely on.
  • Dan Sebald – Thank you setting an example of what it means to live a life out for the Lord.
  • Jay Woolmington – Thank you for teaching me how to ride horses, and even more importantly, how to deal with people.

 (Photo: Benjamin Cox, a December 2012 graduate of the College of Technology, shows off his senior design project in electrical engineering technology.)