Mary Good has been named one of five inaugural members receiving U.S. News & World Report's STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award.
Background: Mary Good is the founding dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology. She retired as dean in June 2011 and now serves as special adviser to the chancellor for economic development at the university.
Experience: Good was undersecretary of commerce for innovation under President Bill Clinton. She has been president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the National Science Foundation Distinguished Service Medal, the Heinz Award, the American Chemical Society Priestly Medal and the Vannevar Bush Award, which is the highest honor given by the National Science Foundation.
Recognition: U.S. News & World Report has named Good one of five inaugural members receiving its STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award. She and the other honorees were chosen by a national committee of leaders in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 Summit in Dallas on Friday, June 29. "The committee focused on identifying individuals whose commitment and dedication to STEM have left a lasting legacy and a blueprint to a future pathway filled with an abundance of STEM specialists," Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report, said in a news release. "We need the guidance and mentorship of experts like these if we're going to make progress on this critical challenge."