Mary L. Good

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Mary Lowe Good
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Born (1931-06-20) June 20, 1931 (age 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 (born June 20, 1931)[1] is an American inorganic chemist. She has worked academically, in industrial research and in government. Dr. Good has contributed to the understanding of catalysts such as ruthenium which activate or speed up chemical reactions.[2]

Good has held high-level positions in the academic, industrial, and government sectors, where she has been a strong proponent of science, science education, and women in science.

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

Good has received a number of significant awards including the Garvan–Olin Medal, the Othmer Gold Medal, the Priestley Medal, and the Vannevar Bush Award.[3]

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.