International Activities and Resources

Interested in networking or have questions about research in the following countries?

Contact us to get connected, or to get involved in the US or your own country!

ACS International Activities Office

There are many great resources available for international ACS members, or those interested in joining.

IUPAC Young Observer Program

The USNC sends U.S. Observers (citizens or permanent residents) under the age of 45 from industry, academia, and national laboratories to the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and General Assembly, held every two years. To date, the program has supported over 200 scientists, many of whom have continued to serve on IUPAC activities and contribute at the international level.

Resources for our partners

Contact us to collaborate on the following topics and more! Interested in a topic not listed? Let us know!

  • Experimental Design, Documentation, and Troubleshooting
  • Mgs to kgs, successes and stories from scale-up
  • Execution: Turning Strategy into Action
  • Social Media and Networking
  • Leading Change Today, Not Tomorrow

YCC Virtual Symposium

Fall 2019

Broadcast over GoToWebinar

Can accommodate approximately 300 attendees

7 am - 7 pm EST

Accommodates audience members across the globe

12 speakers

45-minutes sessions with 15-minute Q&A per speaker

To echo the YCC’s initiative in fostering and connecting communities of younger chemists across the world, the YCC will be hosting a virtual symposium in Fall 2019. We are currently seeking collaborators and partners for this program for funding support, recommendation, and advice. Please contact info@ycc-acs.org if you are interested in supporting this initiative.

Target Audience
  • ACS YCC members in the US
  • ACS international chapters
  • ACS YCC partners (EYCN, IUPAC, IYCN, etc)

7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

August 26-30, 2018

Liverpool, UK

Presented/invited papers:

Mgs to kgs: Successes and Stories from Scale-up
Jackie O’Neil, YCC/Alkermes, Inc.

Chemistry/science funding opportunities in the US
Michael McLaughlin, The Pennsylvania State University Berks

Lapatinib-derived analogs with improved ADME for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Lori Ferrins, Northeastern University

Discovery of candidate biomarkers in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) SOD1G93A mouse model via MALDI mass spectrometry imaging (MSI)
Catie Rawlins, Northeastern University

Functional assignment of Structural Genomics proteins through computed chemical properties, graph representation of active sites, and biochemical validation
Caitlyn Mills, Northeastern University

Past Collaborations

European Younger Chemists Network (EYCN) Delegate Assembly

May 6-9th, 2018 • Camplus College Lingotto, Torino, Italy
2018 EYCN
2018 EYCN Delegates

A Crash Course in Professional Development for Younger Chemists

January 25-28th, 2018 • Iberostar Resort, Cancún, Mexico

Presented by ACS YCC and European Younger Chemists Network (EYCN)

Effective Presentations
Alice Soldà (EYCN – Virtual Presentation) – 20 min

Innovation and Leadership Styles
Natalie LaFranzo (YCC) – 20 min

International Postdoc Opportunities
Victor Mougel (EYCN) – 20 min

Social Media and Networking
Matthew Grandbois (YCC) – 20 min

Panel Discussion
20 min

2018 Cancun Crash Course
2018 Cancun Crash Course Presenters

Victor Moguel (France, EYCN Networks Team Lead); Natalie LaFranzo (USA, ACS YCC Chair)

IUPAC World Chemistry Congress

July 9-14th, 2017 • Sheraton World Trade Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Presentations by ACS YCC, IUPAC, and IYCN

2017 IUPAC Ray Borg

Ray Borg, local YCC member, presenting on “Breaking Bad Chemistry Habits”

2017 IUPAC Jackie O'Neil

Jackie O’Neil (USA, ACS YCC) At IUPAC's Chemical Education symposium, talking about all of her local NSYCC - ACS Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee outreach experiments for the public