Catalyze the Vote

The Younger Chemists Committee wants to hear your voice in this year's ACS Presidential Election!

Candidates FAQs

2018 Official Voting Day

Tuesday, October 16th

LIVE Town Hall

Join us to interact with the ACS President-Elect Candidates in a LIVE Town Hall hosted specifically for younger chemists!

Thursday, September 27th

Meet the President-Elect candidates: Dr. Luis A. Echegoyen and Dr. Thomas R. Gilbert
Post questions LIVE on the Town Hall by typing directly to the candidates
Hear the candidates speak about topics relevant to younger chemists including education, career development, science literacy, and more
Learn the details of the OFFICIAL Catalyze the Vote voting day! Vote, Post, and have the chance to win great prizes!


ACS President-Elect, 2018


ACS President-Elect, 2018

Luis A. Echegoyen

University of Texas at El Paso

Thomas R. Gilbert

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Previous Years

Previous Years


Bonnie A. Charpentier

Willie E. May


Peter K. Dorhout

Thomas R. Gilbert


An initiative launched in 2015 by the Younger Chemists Committee to provide information to all chemists about the candidates to increase voter turnout in the ACS Presidential elections

Thur., Sept. 27th 7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT)

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Ballots for President-Elect 2019 will be distributed in late September or early October 2018 to all ACS members eligible to vote as of August 2018

Information on how to vote online or by paper ballot, and how to request a new or replacement ballot, will be posted here during the 2018 official balloting period

For information about candidates for other positions, visit the ACS website