Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

ACS Presidents Column

Every newly elected  ACS president will be asked by YCC to deliver their personal message to all the younger chemists.

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Marinda Wu, Ph.D., 2013 ACS President

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

If I were asked to offer just one piece of advice, I would share with you something I have done my entire life—“Turn challenges into opportunities!” Life is full of challenges. Many of them are unexpected and beyond our control. Having a positive attitude can make a huge difference in outcomes.

I truly believe this is a most exciting time to be a younger chemist. As I travel the world, I find that chemical societies everywhere want to support their younger chemist...

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Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D. 2011 ACS President-Elect

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM


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I am looking forward with great anticipation to serving as your president in 2012 and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share with YCC members some important convictions regarding your role and the role of chemical sciences insociety. I invite you to join me so togeth...

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Develop Communication Skills and Believe in Yourself

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Article from ACS Graduate Student Bulletin Issue January 2011

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By Dr. Nancy B. Jackson, ACS President, 2011

I admit that when I was invited to write an editorial for the Graduate Student Bulletin, I struggled a bit trying to...

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Joseph S. Francisco, Ph.D., 2010 ACS President

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 1:42 PM

“No individual has any right tocome into the world and go out of it without leaving behind hisdistinct and legitimate reason for having pulled through it.”

- George Washington Carver


Earlier this year I had the privilegeof delivering the keynote address at the George Washington CarverConvocation at Tuskegee University. As I stood in the ...

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Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D. 2010 ACS President-Elect

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 2:02 PM


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Define for yourself what success is!

If you are reading this message, then you are already ahead of the game.  The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a great place to network, make contacts, keep up with your field, and make friends.  The Younger Chemist Committee (YCC) is one of the most energetic committees in the Society, and ACS governanc...

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Thomas H. Lane, Ph.D., 2009 ACS President

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:56 PM

I am proud to be a chemist because of what chemistry and itspractitioners contribute to society.  Aschemists, we help drive economic growth, identify and solve environmentalproblems, advance medicine and healthcare, and keep our nation safe and secure.  As chemists we can all be proud that we helppeople and provide for a better world. 


We are able to accomplish all that we do...

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