Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

Young Chemists Crossing Borders

YCCB (Younger Chemists Crossing Borders)


Young Chemists Crossing Borders is an international exchange program launched as part of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) between the ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and the EuCheMS European Young Chemists Network (EYCN).  This program stems from the ongoing success of an exchange program between the Northeastern Section of ACS (NESACS) and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).  Alternating between the partners each year younger chemists will attend an international conference, e.g. an ACS National Meeting or a EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, accompanied by additional days covering social, cultural and professional exchange by visiting chemical companies, universities and local points of interest.  Look out for more information on future international exchanges!

View a recent publication on our international exchange efforts, published in ChemistryViews!

Past exchanges include:

Denver 2011:  

Prague 2012:

 Indianapolis 2013:  

 Istanbul 2014:  

 Boston 2015:  

 Seville 2016: