During the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011) we reflected on the reality that we live in a global society. Highly technical, scientific jobs are no longer confined within a few distinct world regions, and chemical jobs are becoming more interdisciplinary. And, more than ever, the challenges we face as chemists affect the entire world. Excitingly, excellence in chemical training is achievable in multiple global locations. Both laboratory and non-laboratory chemical careers often require international communication and collaboration. In order to be competitive and successful in today’s workplace, young chemists must be open to these cultural exchanges.
The YCC is eager to help facilitate cultural exchanges and provide access to resources for students and young professionals who are interested in chemistry as an international discipline.
YCCB is an international exchange program launched as part of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) between the ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and the EuCheMS European Young Chemists Network (EYCN).
IYCN aims to be inclusive in every possible way, welcoming members from the scientific community on a global scale. One of our specific goals is to communicate the opportunity to join and develop this network to chemists in every country.