Mary L. Good

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Mary Lowe Good
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Born (1931-06-20)June 20, 1931
Grapevine, Texas
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Louisiana State University;
UOP Inc.;
AlliedSignal Research and Technology Laboratory;
U.S. Department of Commerce
Alma mater University of Central Arkansas (B.S.)
University of Arkansas (M.S., Ph.D)
Notable awards Garvan–Olin Medal (1973)
IRI Medal (1991)
Vannevar Bush Award (2004)

Mary Lowe Good (June 20, 1931-)[1] is an inorganic chemist who does industrial research and has worked in government. She received her BS from the University of Central Arkansas and in 1955 received her PhD in from the University of Arkansas.[2] In 1980 she was appointed to the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation by Jimmy Carter and then in 1986 she was appointed to it again by Ronald Reagan.[3] In 1976 she was initiated into the Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma at the South Dakota School of Mines. [4]

External video
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Mary Lowe Good, "You’ve got to take the opportunities as they appear", Chemical Heritage Foundation

In 1991 President Bush appointed her to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Later Dr. Good in 1993 served four years as the Under Secretary for Technology for the Technology Administration in the Department of Commerce, under the Clinton Administration.[5]

She was the 1987 President of the American Chemical Society.[6]

She has also been a Donaghey University Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and was the founding Dean of the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT), retiring July 1, 2011.[7]

She has been member for Fund for Arkansas, LLC and Stage 1 Diagnostics, and has served on the boards of Delta Trust & Bank and St. Vincent Infirmary, Biogen Idec, IDEXX Laboratories, Cincinnati Milacron, Ameritech, Acxiom Corporation.[8]


Mary Lowe Good with the Othmer Gold Medal, 1998


  1. ^ "Interview with Mary L. Good, June 2, 1998". Center for Oral History, Chemical Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mary Lowe Good". Chemical Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "The Heinz Awards: Mary Good". The Heinz Awards. 
  4. ^ a b "Alpha Chi Sigma Hall of Fame". Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mary Lowe Good: A Chemistry Career in Three Parts (Film transcript)". Chemical Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mary Lowe Good To Receive 1997 Priestley Medal". Chemical & Engineering News. American Chemical Society. May 13, 1996. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dr. Mary Good Founding Dean, George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT).". University of Little Rock Arkansas. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mary L. Good Profile". Forbes. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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