The Campbell County Rockpile Museum and the Rockpile Museum Association are pleased to welcome Alexis Steiner to Gillette for the summer. Ms. Steiner will be working at the museum contributing to exhibitions, collections, and programs as well as learning more about the museum profession and exploring Wyoming.
Alexis Steiner is a recent graduate of Western Illinois University where she took the following courses: Museum Administration, Museum Exhibition, Collections Management, visitor studies, ethical and legal issues in Museums, Interpretation of Cultural and Environmental Resources. Alexis graduated in May with a Masters in Museum Studies and has a Masters from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH where she was awarded a degree in Geology. She received her BA in Geology at Marietta College.
She has also worked as an hydrologist II for the ND State Water Commission. In her own words: "In that vein, some unique skills I could bring to the Rockpile Museum is my knowledge of paleontological specimens, both in their identification and in their preparation, as well as knowledge of sedimentary structures and geologic processes."
Alexis is the fourth student to work at the museum as a part of the Rockpile Museum Association's summer internship program. Completely funded by local donations to the RMA, this program is designed to give students in museum studies an exceptional experience learning and working with the staff of the Rockpile Museum for the summer months. Alexis will be our first graduate student and we couldn't be any more excited to have her join us.
Please give Alexis a warm Gillette, Wyoming welcome when you see her around the museum this summer.