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2022 ACS ChemLuminary Awards
Outstanding Continuing Public Relations or Communications Program of a Local Section Award (Day in the Life of a Chemist Series) shared with the Eastern New York, Northern New York, Rochester, and Philadelphia Local Sections.
Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event Award (Eastern US YCC Symposium and Chemistry Career Expo) shared with the Eastern New York, Northern New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Rochester, Nashville, North Carolina, Indiana, Chicago, Puerto Rico, and the Connecticut Valley Local Sections.
The Eastern U.S. Younger Chemists Committee Partnership of the American Chemical Society now has a YouTube Channel that features recordings of great events and resources for younger chemists! Check it out! The most recent video is from our “Day in the Life of a Green Chemical Engineer” webinar in celebration of ACS Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Stay tuned for more! Feel free to subscribe also.
Link to Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJgX28mFQPEGW4eNH6Wvgw
Who We Are and What We Do
The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society serves the membership of the section by advocating for, and providing resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.
Its mission is to address the needs of younger chemists (age 35 and below) in the society by providing social, networking, educational, and professional development opportunities.
We are devoted to the professional advancement of younger chemists in industry, government laboratories, undergraduate and graduate schools, and postdoctoral positions.
We also strive to encourage young professionals’ involvement with community engagements activities.
Typical YCC Activities
- Industry and Government Lab Tours
- Brewery Tours
- ACS Virginia Mentorship Program
- Chemistry Trivia Nights
- ACS Webinars
- Career Talks & Workshops
- Networking Socials
- Community Outreach at the Science Museum of Virginia
Connect With Us
Chair | Ashley Tubbs
LinkedIn: @ACS Virginia Younger Chemists Committee