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.
Natalie LaFranzo, YCC Chair
Matthew Grandbois, Secretary
Audley Burke, ACS Liaison
Governance Interface and Outreach
Jasmine Hunt (Chair)
Marisa Sanders (Chair)
Christine Dunne (Chair)