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: Aya Kelly
Board Coordinator: Alison Wallum
Public Relations Officer: Kyle Shelton
ACS Liaison: Thomas Bearrood
Financial Officer: Oleg Davydovich
Web Master: Cindy Lee
Coffee Socials are held multiple times each year to promote networking between YCC members and to entice new members to join. They are often in conjunction with the UIUC WCC and used to advertise upcoming events and let our members meet the new board.
The YCC holds expert panels using a Science Café Grant awarded from ACS. The event focuses on creating a relaxed environment for the community, students, and faculty to learn more about a “hot topic” from the experts. Snacks and refreshments are provided for attendees. Past topics have included renewable energies, GMOs, and polymer recycling.
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. Since then, tours have been held at Eli Lilly (2016), MilliporeSigma (2017), and Monsanto (2018). Funding of transportation costs is covered through ECI.
YCC co-hosts ACS Program-in-a-Box (PIB) webinar events with the local section. These events have included Chemistry on the Silver Screen, Lab Safety, and The Role of Chemistry in Global Security, which YCC partnered with the ECI local section to host at the Champaign library. There are two PIBs per year, the next being in October with the theme "Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry."