Benjamin Robertson, right, served his Copper Mountain College internship at Bowtie Technology. With him are company co-founders Gregory Magruder, left, and Cheryl Bemister and CMC official Daniel House.

JOSHUA TREE — Copper Mountain College student Benjamin Robertson, 19, has just begun an internship position with the recently-established Bowtie Technology, a company whose culture stems directly from the world of Apple where co-founder Gregory Magruder cut his teeth.

Robertson, a second year Computer Science student, could not be more excited.

“Creating new inventions is exciting. I want to learn more about the engineering aspects of computer science, and I feel that Bowtie is just the beginning for me,” he said.

Robertson said his first smart phone sparked his interest in computers.

“I was thirteen years old, I was amazed at how ‘perfect’ the device seemed to me,” he said.

“Two years down the line, I realized that you could encode video for phone and for computers, and further that I could learn to code for computers and the programs that make them work. This was a huge realization for me.”

After graduating from Joshua Springs Christian School, Robertson enrolled at CMC and began working on his Computer Science degree hopes to graduate in May 2020.

After graduation, he’ll transfer to Austin, Texas, to earn a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas. He plans to become a system analytics administrator for a major international corporation.

About Bowtie Technology

Bowtie Technology is an interactive technology and prototyping company started by Magruder, an ex- Apple researcher and Cheryl Bemister, an International finance specialist. Based in Joshua Tree, Bowtie is focused on building innovative inventions for companies interested in pushing the technological envelope.

To learn more about Copper Mountain College call (760) 366-3791 or visit our website at

About CMC internships

Each participant in the college internship program receives:

•    100 hours of on the job experience/training in an area that will benefit the student’s professional aspiration(s).

•    A more attractive resume that can help with a university application.

•    Job opportunities.

•    An Amazon Kindle Fire provided by the CMC Foundation

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