Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

Featured Programming Ideas

The Northeastern Local Section YCC and the Philadelphia Section YCC put together AWESOME trivia nights!  Download their materials and tailor the slides/flyers/questions to your Section.  

 Philly Section Quizzo 

 NSYCC Trivia



Top 10 LSYCC Programming Ideas

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10. Sporting Games

Organize a social event centered on sports, such as holding a golf tournament, ice skating outing, or a friendly game of soccer, volleyball, or softball.  You can also plan an outing to see a professional sports team in your area!

9. Local Breweries and Wineries

Hold a meeting at a local brewery or winery and have the brewer/vintner talk about the chemical process of making beer/wine.

8. Plan a Symposium or Poster Session

Organize a scientific symposium or poster session featuring research done by chemists in your section.

7. Go National

Meet younger chemists from across the country by checking out YCC programming at the American Chemical Society National Meetings.

5. National Chemistry Week & Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

Help out with a National Chemistry Week or Chemists Celebrate Earth Day event.

6. Go Local

Plan a social mixer at your favorite local watering hole or beat the heat with an Ice Cream Social.

4. Organize a Career Seminar or Panel Discussion

Invite ACS Career Services give a career seminar on resume preparation or interviewing or invite diverse panel speakers to share their paths to traditional and alternative chemistry careers.

3. Industry or Government Lab Tour

Tour a local company or plant, or check out the action at a government lab. Don’t have a government lab in town? Visit a local art museum and couple the visit with a talk on art preservation, restoration, or authentication.

2. Kickoff Social

Host a yearly kick-off social or informational event where members can meet one another and you can survey the group for new ideas and interest.

1. Host a Program-in-a-Box

The Program-in-a-Box kit has everything you need to host your event. Treat your attendees to valuable networking activities, an informative live webinar broadcast, and an opportunity to be part of a live Q&A with the webinar presenters. Don’t forget to order some treats to enjoy during the viewing! (more details here)

 LSYCC Spotlight Examples

The LSYCC Spotlight is a program that highlights the efforts of a LSYCC for excellent new programming for a LSYCC, and offers great examples for programming your own LSYCC chapter might host in the future. Check out the most recent winner below, or all the previous winners here for ideas.


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: