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 2021 ACS President-Elect:

Mary K. Carroll and Angela K. Wilson

Thursday October 8th, 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

Join us for "Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches Your Strengths and Values", hosted by ACS Career Services on Thurs, Nov. 19, 4-7 PM EST. Our speaker is Ms. Fran Kravitz, an ACS Career Consultant and Career Workshop Presenter. Registration:

Join us for A Day in the Life of Two Non-Traditional Chemists on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6 pm ET! Hear from Alessandra Zimmermann, the Executive Director of Proposal Analytics, and Tabbetha Bohac, a Research Analyst at Numerof and Associates! Registration:

Register to attend upcoming ACS Industry Career Day! A FREE virtual career event on Saturday, Nov 21 stating at 11AM ET. Designed with industry chemists in mind, all #chemists are invited to attend and network. Learn more at

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