East Central Illinois

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

Local Section Professional Committees

Professional Committees within our Local Section allow our members to assemble and focus on event planning for specific topics. Committees also allow members to connect with other chemists and chemical engineers in their geographic area, build leadership skills, affect change in the local community through outreach, and contribute to the public’s understanding of chemistry in the community.

Women Chemists Committee (WCC)

Due to the geographical distance of our most active volunteer groups, the East Central Illinois Local Section has developed two separate Women Chemists Committees:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The East Central Illinois Women Chemists Committee at UIUC was founded in the fall of 2005 to promote the development of women in the chemical sciences. With the support of the local section and the University of Illinois Chemistry Department, they have planned events that include professional and social opportunities that benefit graduate students, faculty, staff, and undergraduates. 

Eastern Illinois University
Please contact rpeebles@eiu.edu with any questions.
More information coming soon!

The East Central Illinois Women Chemists Committee at EIU was founded in the fall of 2015. Please contact rpeebles@eiu.edu with any questions. More information coming soon!

Younger Chemists Committee (YCC)

YCC advocates for and provide resources to students, early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.  YCC also addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within ACS and serves as their voice in ACS. Who is member? Every chemist under the age of 35.  

 

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