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Maizie Cummings- Rocke

Rockville Science Center
Rockville, Maryland
Maizie Cummings-Rocke holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from the George Washington University (DC). She began her nonprofit career at the Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium (FL) in the education department as an administrative assistant, camp instructor and demonstrator, and later as assistant curator where she created its collections catalog system and mounted her first exhibit, “Dreams Become Reality – The Future in Space,” a parallel of today’s Escape Velocity. At Florida State University, she worked as a lab assistant in the NPS’ Southeast Archaeological Center. Upon moving to Washington, DC, she worked for the subscription fulfillment department at the American Physiological Society and candidate registrar for the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (FASEB) career center. She oversaw an NEH grant to computerize and complete the cataloguing of objects in the museum collection at Tudor Place historic house museum. She acquired business experience as a paralegal in a corporate, tax and estate firm in addition to handling billing, A/P, A/R and payroll. With backgrounds in history and science, including experience with 1stand 3rd person interpretation, she returned to the nonprofit community as collections manager for Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Ltd. and later for the Gaithersburg Community Museum. She wrote the Montgomery County interpretive markers for the 150th of the Maryland Civil War Trails Gettysburg: Invasion and Retreat; coordinated site installations and permissions, helped develop and organize programs and interpretive activities, secured the brochure cover art/main marker banner by artist Ron Lesser; and wrote the center brochure panel, “Invaded Again.” She joined Rockville Science Center in 2011 as exhibits and program development. Her position later became finance & operations, exhibits & program development. She now serves as outreach in the community and continues as RSC’s mentor to Rockville High School’s Project Lead the Way: Engineering program. She has also coached FLL (state) and Botball (internationals) robotics teams. Costuming comes naturally to her from her Viking, Medieval and Civil War interpretive background (and a parade or too many in between). She was properties manager for Rockville Musical Theatre's 2016 well-reviewed production of “Quilters." She served on the Board of Directors of Rockville Consortium for Science from 2009-2017 and is Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company since 2011.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 1

8:30am PDT


My Moderators Sessions

Friday, September 1

12:00pm PDT

Saturday, September 2

11:00am PDT

Sunday, September 3

10:00am PDT