In 1958, Mary L. Good was offered a position as an associate professor at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. She was then promoted to professor and in 1974 was selected for the distinguished Boyd Professorship of Chemistry. She secured very substantial, impressive government funding to support her research. In 1980, Good joined the Universal Oil Products Company in Des Plaines, Illinois as vice-president and director of research. She supervised research in catalysis. After several mergers she became senior vice-president for technology at Allied-Signal, Inc. in Morristown, New Jersey.
Mary Lowe Good has received many honors, including the Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award from Iota Sigma Pi in 1969, the Garvan Medal from the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 1973, being named "Scientist of the Year" by Industrial Research & Development Magazine, and in 1997 the Priestley Medal from the ACS. In 1980 and 1986, Good was appointed to the prestigious National Science Board, which she chaired from 1988-1991. She was president of the ACS in 1987. President Bush appointed Good to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in 1991. In 1993 President Clinton appointed her as undersecretary for technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2000 Mary L. Good became president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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