Upcoming Events


Join Us Aug 2nd – Aug 6th for the 2021 ACS Eastern U.S. Younger Chemists Committee Partnership of the American Chemical Society Research Symposium & Chemistry Career Expo:
Younger Chemists Transforming the World Through Chemistry! 

Interested in sharing your research!? We invite you to submit an abstract! Deadline for abstract submission: June 30th at 11:59 PM EST. Submit abstract at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeT-sjna67cdsCV638KKoPnQdJmgIvuSN0zk9M00edM0ycgIg/viewform

Preparing for career success during the COVID-19 pandemic has been exceptionally difficult for young chemists. Our goal is to promote collaboration, unity, and support amongst local sections by providing a virtual platform where young chemists can share research accomplishments and network with local employers in a professional setting, and compete for Prizes.


YouTube Channel


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 | Julian Bobb
Email: vayoungerchemistscommittee@gmail.com
Instagram: @ACSVA_YCC
Facebook: @ACSVAYCC
Twitter: @ACSVirginiaYCC
LinkedIn: @ACS Virginia Younger Chemists Committee