Rebecca (Becky or Miyuki, 美幸) Starkweather is Managing Partner and majority owner of Scientex LC. Scientex LC was founded in January, 1996 with her husband Tom, as a Utah LLC. This business provides chemical and software engineering and consulting services for the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries and equipment manufacturers. Scientex LC is a registered engineering firm in the state of Texas. In 2002, she and her husband also started two additional successful businesses; TBS Enterprises Incorporated which provides management consulting and small business loans and RB50 Management Incorporated which provides sales and service for computers. Her previous professional employers include Union Carbide Corporation, Celanese Chemical Company, and Valtek (now Flowserve). She was valedictorian in 1979 of Clear Lake High School in Houston, TX and was awarded a number of scholarships including one from SWE-Gulf Coast Section. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering in December, 1983 from Texas A & M University. In September, 1991 she earned her professional engineering registration in Texas. In 2000, she commuted over thirty times between Salt Lake City and Atlanta to earn her Masters of Science Degree in Management of Technology from The Georgia Institute of Technology. She has served SWE-GSL in a variety of officer positions since 1993 and Scientex LC has been a sponsor of the section. She is outgoing chair of the AIChE Equipment Testing Procedures Committee and awarded AIChE Fellow in February, 2013. Married for 26 years, Tom and Becky reside with two rescue dogs and cats and koi in Sandy, Utah and are Denver Broncos season ticket holders. Becky is a Proud Texas Aggie, and considers Bonaire as her second home. Her love for Bonaire has led her to volunteer for marine preservation and donate clothing and toys to the children. She is a PADI Dive Master, snowboarder, snow skier, zymurgist and avid golfer. They host an annual “Birdies for Boobies” charity golf tournament. Becky is also known as “the shoe lady” for the 2278 pairs of shoes she recycled for the needy in Utah and Bonaire.
Registered Professsional Chemical Engineer, Texas
Great Salt Lake Local Section
AIChE Equipment Testing Procedures (Past Chair)
Consulting (in private practice)
Scientex L.C. - Utah LLC
Texas A&M University
Georgia Institute of Technology