Committee on Younger Chemists

What We Do

Serving the needs of early career chemists

The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC):

  • Advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.
  • Addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.

Goals of the YCC:

  • Advocate for younger chemists’ needs, concerns, and contributions.
  • Provide tools and support to younger chemists for diverse career opportunities and development.
  • Foster and connect communities of younger chemists around the world.

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Who We Are

Established in 1974, the YCC is a joint board-council committee of the ACS consisting of thirty-three members and associates. Along with its many alumni, the committee represents a wide range of industrial, governmental, and academic fields and serves as the voice of younger chemists in the ACS.

Committee associates and members are appointed for one- or three-year terms by the ACS President and Chairman of the Board and may be reappointed until the age of 40. During their term on the YCC, members and associates may choose to serve on various subcommittees and task forces. 

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