We can't think of anyone more deserving. Dr. Good has excelled as an scientist and educator, as an industry executive and as an adviser to presidents. And it continues. Only last month she became the president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The first Arkansan and the first woman to win the prize, she has worked long and hard to use her scientific knowledge to aid the economy and raise living standards for all people. Her goal in life has been to generate economic resources with which to build a safer, cleaner, more just society.
Dr. Good helped establish and is now serving as interim dean of the new college of Information Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is constantly encouraging minorities and women to study science and technology so they'll be qualified to take their place in the new economy that will be based on technology enterprises.
"Dr. Mary Good is a rare example of someone who is both firmly entrenched in the quantifiable, research-based world of science and technology but whose every effort in those fields has been informed by an ethic of service to humanity," says Teresa Heinz, chairman of the Heinz Family Foundation, in making the announcement.
We could go on and on about her accomplishments. They are many. We're glad her lifelong work is being recognized and honored. It's a Good thing.