Mary L. Good

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Mary Lowe Good
Mary Lowe Good - ACS2004 crop.jpg
Born(1931-06-20)June 20, 1931
DiedNovember 20, 2019(2019-11-20) (aged 88)
Alma materUniversity of Central Arkansas (B.S.)
University of Arkansas (M.S., Ph.D)
AwardsGarvan–Olin Medal (1973)
IRI Medal (1991)
Vannevar Bush Award (2004)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry
InstitutionsLouisiana State University;
AlliedSignal Research and Technology Laboratory;
U.S. Department of Commerce

Mary Lowe Good (June 20, 1931 – November 20, 2019)[1] was an American inorganic chemist. She worked academically, in industrial research and in government.

Good was known for her works in the understanding of catalysts such as ruthenium which activate or speed up chemical reactions.[2]

From April 3, 1996 to April 12, 1996, Good was acting United States Secretary of Commerce until Mickey Kantor was sworn-in.

Good won many major awards including the Garvan–Olin Medal, the Othmer Gold Medal, the Priestley Medal, and the Vannevar Bush Award.[3]

Good died at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, on November 20, 2019, at the age of 88.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Center for Oral History. "Mary L. Good". Science History Institute.
  2. Yount, Lisa (2008). A to Z of women in science and math. New York: Facts On File. pp. 108–109. ISBN 978-0816066957. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. "Dr. Mary Good Founding Dean". George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology. University of Kansas at Little Rock.
  4. Mary Good, Pioneering Arkansas Scientist, Dies at 88