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

A Day in the Life of an ACS Volunteer on February 23 at 6:00 PM ET. Learn from Dr. James Murray and Dr. Julian Bobb about ways you can promote chemistry in the community. Register:

Join the EUS YCC Partnership on Jan. 14th at 6 PM ET for “A Day in the Life of an EUS YCC Graduate Student,” featuring four chemistry students from the partnership. Register here:

Check out the Investment into Industrial Internships for Chemists Program sponsored by ACS BMGT. Opportunity provides funds and mentorship to underrepresented graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in pursuit of non-laboratory, chemical enterprise-related internships.

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