The YCC Subcommittee on Membership Engagement (ME) provides quality services and support activities which enable younger chemists to become effective leaders in the profession and the Society. These activities are accomplished via two complementary working groups, National Presence (NP) and Local and Regional Activities (LRA). The NP working group provides support for ACS National Meeting programming as follows:
1) Identify and oversee YCC National Meeting programming. Session planning is open to younger chemist organizers and National YCC members as needed to meet constituent needs.
2) Work with Divisional Liaisons to identify programs of constituent interest and benefit.
3) Prepare National Meeting Roadmap prior to each meeting.
Along with programming, NP also plans National Meeting activities (e.g. Fun Run, receptions) and special events (e.g. Anniversaries, Awards/Recognition).
The LRA working group coordinates and supports local and regional younger chemist activities. These activities include both international virtual and physical exchange programs (iVEP, iPEP), with the goal of helping both local section and international younger chemists make connections and build professional relationships in other countries. LRA works with ACS Regional Meeting area younger chemists to incorporate programming and activities of interest to our constituents. Additionally, LRA supports the creation and mobilization of Local Section YCC’s (LSYCC’s) to provide leadership opportunities for and increase involvement of younger chemists in their ACS Local Sections.
Through the coordinated efforts of the NP and LRA working groups, ME strives to fulfill the YCC mission of advocating for and providing resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.