Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

ACS ChemLuminary Awards (for Local Sections/Divisions)

(By nomination, details below) | MORE INFOPREVIOUS WINNERS

Every year, ACS hosts a gala event at the Fall National Meeting to present the ChemLuminary Awards, given by the ACS to honor its members' volunteer activities and accomplishments to encourage innovative programming, social activities, and leadership opportunities. The YCC has the honor of conferring three awards, given in recognition of Local Sections and Divisions who have achieved excellence in their promotion of younger chemists or in related programming:

  • Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee: This award recognizes Local Section YCCs that demonstrate organizational stability, solid membership and participation, involvement with their ACS local section, and an overall balance of activities (career development, social, public outreach, etc.).  
  • Outstanding New Local Section Younger Chemists Committee: This award is presented to new Local Section YCCs that demonstrate an outstanding potential for organization and growth. 

    Required eligibility: Newly established LSYCC in the past 2 years or a revived LSYCC that had been dormant for the previous 3 years.

  • Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event:  This award recognizes Local Section YCCs or divisional events that had a great impact on younger chemists (career development, public outreach, membership recruitment / retention, social event, etc.). 

 

Nominations

  • Local Section Nomination: Local Sections wishing to be recognized for their younger chemist activities may self-nominate themselves by including the YCC activity report form (docx) with their LSYCC Annual Report. 

    • The deadline for submitting Local Section Annual Reports is February 15 each year.

  • Division Nomination: Divisions wishing to be recognized for their younger chemist activities may self-nominate themselves by including the YCC activity report form (docx)  with their Division Annual Report. 

    • The deadline for submitting Division Annual Reports is February 15 of each year.

This section needs to be self contained because only this section will be sent to Chemluminary awards committee.  Please do not reference final report as the judging committee relies only on the specific entry for the younger chemist chemluminary nominations.  Things to consider in the report may include but are not required are:

·       Number of LSYCC members

·       Number of event participants (LSYCC and non-LSYCC attendees)

·       Description of event(s) (new and/or reoccurring or series)

·       Growth in LSYCC membership and/or events

·       Organizational structure (committee, single person, etc)

·       Advertising/publicity

·       Funding for event

·       Co-sponsored events

·       Participant feedback (quotes, survey, etc) 

*Please include a 2-3 sentence description for the Chemiluminary abstract book.  Please limit your nomination to 1000 words or less.

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