Sunday, April 20, 2014   

Committee Members

Catherine Faler (Chair)

Wasiu Lawal (Past Chair)

Shandalyn Washington

The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.  Its mission is to address the needs of younger chemists (35 and below) in the Society through programming and support activities, which includes social events, technical presentations, and professional development.

Our goal is to address specific issues facing younger chemists and serve as a voice in the ACS on behalf of younger chemists, thus making the Society relevant to early-career chemists.  We hope to help integrate younger chemists into the profession and increase involvement in all levels of the ACS.


ACS Career Workshop at University of St. Thomas

The American Chemical Society - Younger Chemists Committee is presenting a workshop on the skills you need to get a job.  Please join us for informative talks and personalized resume advice.

Friday, April 4 at Robertson Science Hall 116

6:30-9:30 - Pizza, Soda, and Resumes:  Dr. Warren Bush, ACS career counselor, will present seminars on Resume Preparation and Interviewing Skills.

Saturday, April 5 at Anderson 103

8:30 - Coffee, donuts, networking

9:00 - Kelly Scientific, a leading scientific staffing firm, will explain their recruiting and placement process

10:00 - Dr. Bush will present Job-Searching Strategies and Communication Skills

12:00 - box lunch, followed by resume reviews

RSVP by April 1st to Catherine Faler at

Map and Parking Details HERE

Cost: $7 for lunch

Bring your resume!

*You must RSVP and attend Friday’s seminars to secure a one-on-one resume review.  Walk-ins will be welcome, but are not guaranteed lunch or personalized resume advice.

 Past Events    

Lunch and Learn Seminar 

 "Organometallic Catalysis"
Prof. Doug Grotjahn from San Diego State University

  Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Date with Science :  Dinner and Dessert Chemistry Webinar    

 The National ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and ACS Webinars have partnered together to organize Date with Science. Connect with Guy Crosby of America's Test Kitchen and Sally Mitchell, winner of The ACS James Bryant Conant award, as they delve into the chemistry of dinner and dessert. After the on-line 30 minute presentation the subject matter experts will take questions LIVE from the audience.  Event will take place on Thursday February 28th at 7:00 pm. Please contact the student leaders for site-specific details:  University of Houston – contact Riley Hatch,; Houston Baptist University – contact Kevin Ramirez,