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Marie Steinwachs Instructor, Pollution Prevention

  • Marie Steinwachs
  • Instructor, Pollution Prevention
  • Director, Missouri Environmental Assistance Center
  • 573-882-5011
  • Office
  • 200 Engineering Building North
  • Columbia, MO 65211


Marie Steinwachs is the director of the Missouri Environmental Assistance Center at the University of Missouri. The MOEAC is affiliated with the College of Engineering and Extension Business Development program. Steinwachs served as commissioner on the Missouri Hazardous Waste Commission, as president of the Missouri Waste Coalition and on the board of the Missouri Recycling Coalition. She has led programs in energy conservation, water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, greening college campuses, sustainable development and product stewardship. Her pioneering efforts in household hazardous waste education and policy led to awards from the White House and United Nations Environmental Programme.

Steinwachs shares her knowledge and insights with students through the elective course Pollution Prevention: Applied Engineering and Sustainable Business Practices. She coordinates a program that matches students who successfully completed the course with companies for a paid summer internship to identify cost savings through environmental efficiencies.

Technical Focus

  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste prevention
  • Water efficiency


  • M.S. Administration and Environmental Management from Missouri State University
  • B.S. Sociology, MSU