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

Join ACS Virtual Office Hours on Thurs, 11/4 at 12pm ET to brush up on your virtual interviewing skills, and network with ACS Career Consultants. Open to ACS members AND non-members! Register:

Join the ACS New York Local Section for a National Chemistry Week 2021 Celebration on October 24th 2021! Registration:

AWARD OPPORTUNTIY: YCC is accepting award applications for LDI 2022! Eligibility and instructions can be found on our website ( Application link:

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