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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Chair: Lisa Della Ripa
Co-Chair: Bailey Jackson
Board Coordinator: Andrea Palazzolo
Public Relations Officer: Erin Nissen
ACS Liaison: Jose Zavala
Financial Officer: Abdul Ibrahim
Web Master: David Stevens
Breakfast Socials have been held to promote networking between YCC members and to entice new members to join. They are used to advertise upcoming events and let our members meet the new board. Additionally, this upcoming year, YCC will be hosting a joint Breakfast Social with the UIUC WCC section to welcome new students.
The YCC used held an Experts Panel using a Science Café Grant awarded from ACS's LSAC. The event was focused on creating a relaxed environment for the community, students, and faculty to learn more about a “hot topic” from the experts. Snacks and refreshments were provided for attendees. This past year the topic was on Energy – “Powering the Future: Understanding Alternative Energy”. Topics at this event included nuclear, hydrogen, and solar energy.
YCC organizes an Annual Industry Tour in order to allow its members to learn more about alternative careers in chemistry. The first year the group visited Argonne National Lab in Chicago for the day where various beam lines were visited. This year, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and the Indiana State Toxicology and Forensic labs were the destinations. At the Eli Lilly tour, students were able to visit the general facilities, heritage hall, executive board room, and Automated Synthesis Laboratory (ASL), as well as meeting with employee scientists to discuss on-going research endeavors. At the Toxicology lab students were able to observe the drug and clinical testing suites, in addition to fantastic networking opportunities with employees of the lab. After the toxicology lab, students toured the Indiana State Forensic lab to observe how forensic scientists investigate crimes by examining evidence. Funding of transportation costs was covered through ECI.
YCC co-hosts ACS Program-in-a-Box webinar events with the local section. These events have included Chemistry on the Silver Screen, Lab Safety, and most recently, The Role of Chemistry in Global Security, which YCC partnered with the ECI local section to host at the Champaign library. The next PIB will be on October 11 and features The Chemists Code for Success: 3 Essential Skill Sets for Your Career.
For the National Chemistry Week, YCC volunteers at the Orpheum Children’s Museum. This is a great time for YCC members to encourage and educate the community through fun interactive demonstrations. Last year’s theme was “Chemistry Colors our World”, this year’s theme is “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry”, which will explore the chemistry of forensics and fibers.