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About robinmcdougal

I am a wife, mother of two daughters, soon to be a grandma, S.T.E.M. ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Advocate for kids especially girls, and a photographer. I spend my free time watching cooking channels looking for new recipes I can share with friends and family. I love wine tastings and meeting with my friends at our favorite restaurants. Spending at least 1 hour per day working on photographic projects is part of my self-care formula. To blend my personal passions with my commitment to increasing women in STEM careers, I launched COBALT Magazine to tell the stories of women who leverage technology to live passionate lifestyles. Named for the natural element found in fashion-forward design and the ion-lithium battery industry, COBALT Magazine women live passionately while energizing their community. Entrepreneur, S.T.E.M. Advocate, and lover of digital design, I am committed to attracting and developing women/girls to pursue careers S.T.E.M., especially in aerospace by removing real and perceived barriers. I am excited about COBALT Magazine for women in technology being the world’s largest free digital format magazine focused on women in technology. We are proud that COBALT Magazine readers are the world’s most influential technology leaders, business owners, political decision-makers, the most exciting young emerging tech professionals.


COBALT Magazine June and July use to mean fun, food, friends and family. As a child, I looked forward to packing the cooler with sandwiches, mom’s chilled potato salad, containers of iced sweet tea and heading to the beach. As I … Continue reading

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The Birth of a MVP is in the Build Phase

You may have been contemplating launching your startup venture for quite some time now. You have spent hours day dreaming what it could look like and how people will be improved by its use. Or, you may be a service … Continue reading

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The American Garage is Alive and Well

Former Student Startup gets a $1.5 million Phase II grant from National Institute The Urbana/Champaign (IL) News-Gazette (8/8) reports that the National Institutes of Health has given IntelliWheels Inc. of Champaign, Illinois a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation … Continue reading

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Retooling: Where to Begin?

I like starting my day with bright sun shining on my face and a cool spring breeze gently calling me to wake. This old friend is very familiar; it is that feeling we get when we are confident about the … Continue reading

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