Younger Chemists Committee

Chair: Sara Hayik

Current members:
Danielle N. Ringoff
Julie Himmelberger

If you are interested in joining the YCC or have ideas for an event you would like to see please contact the chair!


Current Events

Local Events

  The Philadelphia Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a webinar:

with Dennis Guthrie, Dow Chemical Company

Tuesday, October 2 at 7:45 P.M.
University of Pennsylvania Chemistry
Vagelos/IAST 2000
34th and Spruce Streets

The webinar will start promptly at 8 p.m.  It is particularly geared towards students looking for a job, but everyone is welcome.  There will be time to ask Dennis questions and network after the webinar.

  Philadelphia Section Networking Event (9/18/2012)

   The ACS Philadelphia Section Career Services Committee continues its series of networking events in the Greater Philadelphia Area and provides opportunities for ACS members to connect in an informal and stress-free setting for mutual assistance and learning.For our next event, we will be teaming up with the New Jersey BioPharma Networking Group (NJBPNG), which runs a successful series of monthly networking events on a rotating basis in the New Jersey communities of Princeton, New Brunswick and Bridgewater. NJBPNG targets professionals from a scientific and business background in biopharmaceuticals, so this upcoming co-hosted event will be of mutual interest to the members of both organizations.

   This Fall Networking Event will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Bowman's Tavern in New Hope, Pennsylvania from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

National YCC Sponsored Webinar (10/2/2012)

The ACS Younger Chemists Committee (YCC), ACS Career Services, and ACS Webinars have partnered together to create an amazing programming opportunity for you. We invite you to host a “Dinner (or Dessert) and Webinar” event for your local section’s younger chemists on October 2nd, 2012 at 8 pm EST/5pm PT. This event is local in focus and national in scope. We really hope that every local section can participate.

ACS Webinars will broadcast a webinar entitled “Secrets from the Other Side—What Recruiters Know that You Don’t” by Dr. Dennis Guthrie of The Dow Chemical Company. This webinar details how to prepare and interview for your first job out of school. There will also be the opportunity to ask Dr. Guthrie questions after the webinar.

If you register by September 17th, you will receive a “Program-In-A-Box” kit that includes:

  • promotional language for advertising in your local section newsletter and follow up emails
  • a short promotional video you can link to in any electronic communications
  • brochures and flyers from ACS Career Services on job search resources and how to access free career consultants
  • discussion questions and talking points for after the webinar
  • one or two ACS Webinars beaker mugs that each local section can raffle off as a door prize.

For more information:


  • The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) advocates for and provides resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.
  • The YCC addresses specific issues facing younger chemists within the ACS and serves as a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.

  • Make the ACS relevant to younger chemists
  • Dramatically increase the involvement of younger chemists in all levels of the ACS
  • Integrate younger chemists into the profession