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

258th ACS National Meeting - San Diego, CA

Sunday, August 25 - Thursday, August 29
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Catalyze the Vote - LIVE Town Hall

October 2nd, 2019
2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)

Catalyze the Vote - Official Voting Day

Tuesday, October 16th


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

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If you missed our live Catalyze the Vote virtual town hall with President Elect Candidates Carol Duane and H.N. Cheng, you can watch it now! And remember to join us in voting in the ACS elections on October 16th.

The application deadline for the Younger Chemist Leadership Development Award is November 1st. Apply today!

It's TODAY @ 2PM ET.
Join the 2020 ACS President-Elect Candidates for a friendly virtual discussion, brought to you by the YCC. Register here:

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