East Central Illinois

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

About ECI's Younger Chemists Committee

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.  

Contact us: eci.ycc@gmail.com 

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.  

Contact us: eci.ycc@gmail.com

More info: https://www.facebook.com/ECI.YCC/?fref=ts 

2016 Executive Board

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
Breakfast Socials
Breakfast Socials

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.

Chemists Celebrating Earth Day

ECI-YCC and the UIUC ACS undergraduate student chapter teamed up to celebrate earth day together on the UIUC Main Quad to help bring awareness to home conservation.  Information was provided on water filtration systems, local water data, safe battery disposal, and Do’s and Don’ts pertaining to safe chemical treatment in the home.   A demonstration on water filtration systems was also provided to help show how our water is purified.     We also collected batteries in order to safely and environmentally dispose of them.
YCC and the UIUC student chapter teamed up to celebrate earth day together on the UIUC Main Quad to help bring awareness to home conservation. Information was provided on water filtration systems, local water data, safe battery disposal, and Do’s and Don’ts pertaining to safe chemical treatment in the home. A demonstration on water filtration systems was provided to help show how our water is purified. We also collected batteries in order to safely and environmentally dispose of them.
 

Science Café Grant

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.  

Annual Industry Tour

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.

         ECI 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 funding.

        ECI 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 funding.

ACS Program-in-a-Box

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.

National Chemistry Week

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.

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