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

Attend talks on real-world applications of research and leave inspired by how science can solve global problems. Come to #ACSConverge, a new interactive virtual event highlighting innovations leading the chemical enterprise on 10/5. Register:

Join the IN LS in their DEIR symposium PREDICT! Registration is free and the event is virtual. Come connect with ACS National Committee Chairs as we explore how to be better allies. For more info and registration:

Join ACS & @Pfizer for a FREE #ACSVirtualCareerDay to learn how to support women in the chemical sciences on Tuesday, September 28 at 11:30 am ET. Get advice for career planning & advocating for a healthy work-life balance. Learn more and register today!

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