Rebecca Petersen Luman

Rebecca Luman

B.S.C.E., 1989

Rebecca Petersen Luman earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989. While on campus, she helped lead the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. She also played intramural sports, volunteered for the Texas Relays and was an avid Longhorn fan. Her senior year was capped off by receiving the Student Leadership Award in Civil Engineering.

Becky’s career has taken her from California to New York, and back to Texas, all states where is a licensed Professional Engineer.. Since 2000, she has been the Director of Environmental Management Technology for Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) in Houston. The specialized management consulting firm enhances the environmental, health and safety performance of industry clients.

Becky’s experience in environmental regulatory consulting and project management has included the remedial investigation of groundwater contamination, and subsurface assessments for petroleum and manufacturing facilities. She has also overseen investigations and removal actions at state Superfund sites, and performed compliance audits and environmental management system assessments within the aerospace, food, manufacturing and other industries. She currently concentrates on technology use in regulatory compliance and environmental management systems assessment, and coordinates STC’s regulatory information and publications activities.

Her related professional activities include serving on committees for the Houston Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, being a regional co-chair for the Auditing Roundtable, and serving on its national meetings committee. She is also a member of the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals.

In addition to volunteer work for non-profits, Becky remains connected to the College of Engineering. She is the “unofficial class agent” for civil engineering classmates nationally, and the class agent for the Civil Engineering Centennial Campaign. A longtime Friends of Alec donor, she also supports the Department of Civil Engineering.

Becky met husband John Luman, a UT mechanical engineering graduate, while an undergraduate. The dedicated Longhorn fans are raising a future Longhorn engineer in their daughter, Ariana. The couple is expecting another child in September 2005.

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