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

Apply to attend the 2021 ACS LEADS Conference, Nov. 4-6 in Washington DC. This event will bring together highly esteemed chemists, scientists, professionals, and Nobel Laureates for networking, mentoring, and technical discussions. Learn more at

Join the Eastern US YCC Partnership on April 27th from 6-7 pm ET for Don't Drop the Ball: Juggling Perfectionism, Confidence, and Final Exams! Register:

Join the ACS Virginia Section YCC on 4/22 at 6PM ET for "A Day in the Life of a Chemist Turned Entrepreneur". Niki Milanovic Lowry will discuss her career path from graduating with a chemistry B.S. to opening her own chemical consulting company. Register:

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