Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

About the YCC

The Younger Chemists Committee advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields

The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.

Established in 1974, the YCC is a joint Board-Council committee of the ACS consisting of thirty-three members and associates. Along with its many alumni, the committee represents a wide range of industrial, governmental, and academic fields and serves as the voice of younger chemists in the ACS. Committee associates and members are appointed for one- or three-year terms by the ACS President and Chairman of the Board and may be reappointed until the age of 35. During their term on the YCC, members and associates may choose to serve on various subcommittees and task forces.

The YCC meets twice per year at the National ACS meetings, sponsors programs targeted at younger chemists at national and regional ACS meetings, organizes and mentors local section YCCs, maintains the YCC website as a communication tool and information resource, publishes the YCC newsletter, and represents the younger chemists within the ACS governing organization. 

The Current YCC Team

is here to engage with the Society on behalf of the Younger Chemists Committee and our constituents.  GIO identifies, appoints, and manages constituent representation for the YCC throughout the ACS governance structure.   GIO is also responsible for recognizing outstanding younger chemists in the Society and disseminates awards for supporting participation at National Meetings, extraordinary scholarly achievement, as well as leadership and other training opportunities. 


GIO is the Governance Interface and Outreach subcommittee of the YCC.  GIO is here to engage with the Society on behalf of the Younger Chemists Committee and our constituents.  GIO identifies, appoints, and manages constituent representation for the YCC throughout the ACS governance structure.   GIO is also responsible for recognizing outstanding younger chemists in the Society and disseminates awards for supporting participation at National Meetings, extraordinary scholarly achievement, as well as leadership and other training opportunities. 

Natalie LaFranzo, YCC Chair

Matthew Grandbois, Secretary 

Audley Burke, ACS Liaison

 

Advertise with YCC!

Do you have an event, award, or other opportunity that is relevant to younger chemists? Whether it’s happening during the National Meeting or anytime throughout the year, we’d be happy to help publicize. Please provide all relevant information via the web form here: bit.ly/YCC-COM-FORM