Serving the needs of early career chemists

Our Mission

To advocate for and provide resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields

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

Boston 2015

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

256th ACS National Meeting - Boston, MA

Sunday, August 19 - Thursday, August 23
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Catalyze the Vote - LIVE Town Hall

Thursday, September 27th
7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT)

Catalyze the Vote - Official Voting Day

Tuesday, October 16th


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

Recent Tweets

Interested in becoming involved in the work of IUPAC? IUPAC announces that its 2019 IUPAC Young Observer Program application is open. Those selected will participate in the IUPAC General Assembly and Congress in Paris, France, July 5-12. Apply here:

Award opportunity! The Eastern New York section of the ACS is soliciting nominations for the Buck-Whitney Medal to recognize original work in pure or applied chemistry. Nominations are due by Feb 15, 2019. More information:

CTA and YCC Leadership Development Award Due by Dec 21st

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