Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

CATALYZE THE VOTE   2016 ACS National Election

Join YCC in amplifying the voice of younger chemists within ACS to make sure Society efforts remain relevant to our needs and well-funded. Start by taking a look at the candidates for President-Elect and see what they have to offer (listed alphabetically). View more information on the candidates here.

Did you miss our Catalyze the Vote LIVE Virtual Town Hall? 

View the recording!

We will also be raffling off ACS Periodic Table blankets to people who vote on October 11, and post "I Voted" on social media with the hashtag #catalyzethevote

Follow our social media for reminders leading up to the date, and you could be a winner along with the candidates! 

Not sure how to place your vote? Find more information here:  


President-Elect 2017

Peter K. Dorhout

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Thomas R. Gilbert

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Directors-at-Large, 2017-2019

Joseph A. Heppert

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Kristin M. Omberg

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA


Dorothy J. Phillips

Retired, Waters Corporation, Milford, MA


Kathleen M. Schulz

Business Results, Inc., Albuquerque, NM

Director, District II, 2017-2019

George M. Bodner

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Christina C. Bodurow

Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 

Director, District IV, 2017-2019 

Rigoberto Hernandez

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Larry K. Krannich

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

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