Paula Steiner - 2016 BAE Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

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2016 Alumni Honors


BAE 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award Winner - Paula Steiner

Paula Steiner was awarded the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Paula Steiner (BS, Biosystems Engineering, 2004; MS, Biosystems Engineering. 2009) is an Engineer for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). From 2007 to 2009 she was a staff engineer for NTH Consultants Ltd. working primarily with animal waste storage structures. Paula currently works for USDA-NRCS in the Mason USDA Service Center providing engineering assistance for conservation practices on private agricultural land across southeastern Michigan. Commonly implemented conservation practices include waste storage structures and waste transfers, agrichemical handling facilities, fuel storage, stormwater runoff management, and wetland restoration. Paula assists the field staff with training, design, and implementation of structural/engineering conservation practices.

Paula has been actively involved with the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 8 years. She has served in multiple positions on the executive board including chair and vice chair of membership.

In her free time, Paula likes to read, spend time with her family and her Alaskan malamute, Malachi, and practicing Shorin-ryu Karate.