Serving the needs of early career chemists

Our Mission

Advocate for, develop, and support rising chemists to positively impact their careers, the ACS, and the future of chemistry

The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists


Our Goals

  • Advocate for younger chemists’ needs, concerns, and contributions.
  • Provide tools and support to younger chemists for diverse career opportunities and development.
  • Foster and connect communities of younger chemists around the world.

Upcoming Events

Catalyze the Vote

Meet the Candidate for the 2022 ACS President-Elect:


Wednesday October 6th, 2 pm EST (11 AM PST)


Leadership Development Award

Application Deadline November 1st


The YCC is involved with publicizing awards specifically targeted towards younger chemists or recognizing activities that support younger chemists, including:

Recent Tweets

Job opportunity: Interested in hosting episodes of the American Chemical Society's YouTube show, Reactions? @ACSReactions is looking to hire a new freelance host! Application:

Join us in Reston, Virginia, from June 6-8, 2022 for the @ACSGCI 26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference! Submit your abstract to by February 14, 2022: #gcande

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