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.


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

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Today we take a moment to reflect and celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day. We know this is one day of reflection in the many to come. Inequality has no place in not only the chemistry community but also the world. We hear you. #JUNETEENTH2020

Come join our experts in a convo about mental health issues that impact graduate students. Navigating Graduate School and Mental Health, May 6, free to attend. @AmerChemSociety @ACSGradsPostdoc @DrDorea @jenheemstra @cenmag

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