Younger Chemists Committee

Serving the Needs of Early Career Chemists

Making the Most of a National Meeting Webinar

Join us for a virtual meeting lead by National YCC for a discussion on how to make the most of your visit to a National Meeting and Exposition. National Meetings are wonderful opportunities to improve your technical knowledge and expand your network. However, National Meetings can be overwhelming with so many concurrent talks and tens of thousands of fellow chemists in attendance. This virtual meeting will discuss how to chose the right technical programs for your interests and how to make the most of networking opportunities at the various receptions or career related events. 
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Being a Leader in ACS

Being a local ACS Section Leader is a great opportunity to practice many of the skills and techniques that are required throughout your career to help you achieve your goals and be happy. This webinar will focus on the three key aspects of all great leaders and provide some advice on how to implement these throughout your professional career and volunteering roles. Leadership is something that can be learned, so please join us to learn how!

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Past Webinar: Social Media Training for Local Section Younger Chemist Leaders

Join us for a virtual meeting lead by the National YCC’s Communication Experts. This meeting is open to all LSYCC and student Chem Club leaders. We all already know how to use many social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat as well as keep up our website. This training will discuss the social media policy when posting on behalf of the ACS, ways to link the platforms to make your life easier, and which platforms are best for which kinds of messaging.

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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

Pick your favorites!  Email us your ideas at:

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.

6. Go Local

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

5. National Chemistry Week & Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

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

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.