In celebration of the YCC’s 50th anniversary, ACS is offering a 50% off membership discount for new and renewed memberships for the remainder of the 2024 year.

Please use code YCC24 at checkout after using the following link to open the membership renewal form:           do not have to be a younger chemist to take advantage of the discounted rate.


Virginia Local Section Member, Dr. Estephany Santiago, who currently volunteers in the Younger Chemists Committee was recently featured in ACSIndustryMatters – check it out via this link: Meet Estephany Santiago – American Chemical Society (


Governance Board Members

Ashley Tubbs: Chair
Carissa Hunter: Vice-Chair
Brandi Ford: Secretary
Ashley Armstrong Baz: Treasurer
Julian Bobb: Marketing and Communications Team Chair
Ian Smith: Events Team Chair


2023 ACS ChemLuminary Award Winner

Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee by the ACS Committee on Younger Chemists


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Who We Are and What We Do

The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society (VA ACS) serves the membership of the section by advocating for, and providing resources to early-career chemists and professionals (under the age of 40) in the chemical sciences and related fields.

Our Goals:

  • Value: Communicate the value of the VA ACS YCC
  • Community: Build a supportive chemistry community in Virginia
  • Development: Provide professional and leadership development resources


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
Instagram: @ACSVA_YCC
Facebook: @ACSVAYCC
Twitter: @ACSVirginiaYCC
LinkedIn: @ACS Virginia Younger Chemists Committee