Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

Get ready for DC, Fall 2017!

 

                       

Examples of Past National Meeting Programs

What can you expect if you attend an ACS National Meeting?  Below are examples of YCC programming from past National Meetings - look for more information about an upcoming meeting about a month in advance!

San Francisco, Spring 2017

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia, Fall 2016

 

 

 

San Diego, Spring 2016

Our programming for the 251st ACS National Meeting includes: 

 

 

Boston, Fall 2015

Denver, Spring 2015

 

 

San Francisco, Fall 2014

 

Volunteer for the ACS Undergrad Speed Networking Session!

Are you a chemistry professional who is interested in volunteering to participate in the Undergraduate Speed Networking with Chemistry Professionals event, Monday, March 17 from 3:45 - 5:15 pm at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX?  Sign up to talk to undergraduates abut the next steps to becoming successful.  Register at http://fs16.formsite.com/student/form102/index.html, or just show up!  Refreshments will be provided.

Are you a chemistry professional who is interested in volunteering to participate in the Undergraduate Speed Networking with Chemistry Professionals event, Monday, March 17 from 3:45 - 5:15 pm at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX?  Sign up to talk to undergraduates abut the next steps to becoming successful.  Register at http://fs16.formsite.com/student/form102/index.html, or just show up!  Refreshments will be provided.

 
Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Reception
Monday, 7:00–8:30 PM
Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom C2
Network with fellow graduate students and postdocs, as well as ACS Divisions, YCC representatives, and ACS staff!
Free food, drinks, and prizes!
Organized by ACS GPSO and M&SA
Cosponsored by ACS Divisions and YCC

Dallas, Spring 2014

Dallas Roadmap 

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YCC: Younger Chemists CommitteeSMTWT
Starting a Successful Research Program at a Predominately Undergraduate InstitutionP    
Career Pathways in the Environmental Sciences D   
Co-sponsored Symposia:
Selecting a co-sponsored symposia will take you outside of the current Committee, Secretariat or Division
 
Ethical Considerations in Digital Scientific Communication and Publishing*(CINF)  A  
Poster Session*(COMP)  E  
Service Learning Focused on Chemistry and the Environment*(ENVR)A    
Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management: Symposium in Honor of William F. Banholzer*(I&EC)  A  
Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research*(POLY)DDE  
Benefits of Undergraduate Internships*(SCHB)   P 
How to Network*(SOCED) A   

Legend
A = AM; P = PM; D = AM/PM; E = EVE;
AE = AM/EVE; DE = AM/PM/EVE; PE = PM/EVE;
*Cosponsored symposium with primary organizer shown in parenthesis; located with primary organizer.
**Primary organizer of cosponsored symposium.


 

 

Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Reception

Monday, 7:00–8:30 PM
Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom C2
Network with fellow graduate students and postdocs, as well as ACS Divisions, YCC representatives, and ACS staff!
Free food, drinks, and prizes!
Organized by ACS GPSO and M&SA
Cosponsored by ACS Divisions and YCC

Indianapolis, Fall 2013

Check out the YCC Minute and the YCC Roadmap

New Orleans, Spring 2013

Hybrid Seminar-Webinar

Check out the hybrid (in-person and streamed broadcast live) program for New Orleans sponsored by ACS Webinars and the YCC   http://acswebinars.org/new-orleans-live 

  • LIVE Cooking Demo: Egg Science Deconstructed, April 8, 10-11am (CST)
  • Mediterranean Diet: It’s Not Just for the Mediterranean, April 8, 2-3pm (CST)
  • Future of Lipid Self Assembly: From Drug Delivery to Dispersants for Oil Spills, April 9, 10-11am (CST)
  • Converting Waste into Products: Opportunity for $35 Million Global Grand Challenge Awards, April 9, 2-3pm (CST)

 

The Business Pitch Workshop and Competition (pdf flyer)

  • Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250! 

The Director of Georgia Tech Venture Lab taught a workshop targeted at training researchers in how to recognize ideas and move these ideas to commercialization by developing viable business models, followed by an elevator business pitch competition.

The Business Pitch Workshop and Competition 

Local Section YCC Symposia

New Orleans

  • Hot Topics for Younger Chemists, 8-11 am, Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans CC Camellia room

Event sponsored by the Louisiana LSYCC. 

Here are some comments from the last symposium in Philadelphia, 2012:

Each panelist emphasized the importance of being passionate and excited with their work and their enthusiasm was infectious. It was a refreshing to be reminded that one does not necessarily to have some master life or career plan in order to be happy and successful. I thought it was also helpful to hear how large a role serendipity and luck can play in one’s professional life and to be encouraged not to ignore good opportunities when they present themselves.     --Jacob

 I think that the speakers did what was best for this symposium, just told their stories. I found this refreshing! I believe with a career such as chemistry it’s hard to predict where you’ll end up after a career change. Everyone’s path to their second, or even third career is different. I think the best way to illustrate this is to explain how you got there; go through all the ups and downs that led you to where you are today. I think this makes it more personal, and easier for the audience to relate to. Especially, those whom are thinking about making a significant career change, similar to the speakers.   --Whelton 

 

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