Southern Arizona Younger Chemist Committee
SOUTHERN ARIZONA YCC
The Southern Arizona Younger Chemist Committee (SAZYCC) is part of the Southern Arizona Local Section of the American Chemical Society (SAZACS), a local section whose members include chemists from the Southern Arizona area.
The Southern Arizona YCC will be devoted to the professional advancement of younger chemists in industry, government laboratories, undergraduate/graduate school and post-doctoral positions. We will aim to involve younger chemists in national and local ACS programs in order to help with their transitions into a professional career.
Younger Chemists Travel Grant
The YCC of Southern Arizona is happy to announce its Younger Chemists Travel Grant. This award is given to help subsidize travel to an American Chemical Society to present a paper or poster or to attend workshops.
The Younger Chemists Committee 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 and a voice to the Society on behalf of younger chemists.
Established in 1974, the YCC is a joint Board-Council committee of the ACS consisting of thirty-three members and associates. Along with its many alumni, the committee represents a wide range of industrial, governmental, and academic fields and serves as the voice of younger chemists in the ACS. Committee associates and members are appointed for one- or three-year terms by the ACS President and Chairman of the Board and may be reappointed until the age of 35. During their term on the YCC, members and associates may choose to serve on various subcommittees and task forces.
The YCC meets twice per year at the National ACS meetings, sponsors programs targeted at younger chemists at national and regional ACS meetings, organizes and mentors local section YCCs, maintains the YCC website as a communication tool and information resource, publishes the YCC newsletter, and represents the younger chemists within the ACS governing organization.
The Southern Arizona Younger Chemist Committee shall seek the following:
1. Increase younger chemists (younger people) participation in the Southern Arizona Local Section of ACS.
2. Increase ACS national and local membership.
3. Provide younger chemists with:
a. Professional development opportunities.
b. Leadership opportunities within the profession.
c. Networking opportunities.
d. Community outreach opportunities.
4. Engage younger chemists from industry, government laboratories, undergraduate and graduate school students and port-doctoral fellows as a whole.
The SAZYCC is structured as follows:
· Career Coordinator
· Social Coordinator
If you are interested in a position, contact the current Chair of the YCC chapter.
HOW DO I IDENTIFY IF I AM A YOUNGER CHEMIST?
As per national ACS, younger chemists are ACS members under 35. However, younger chemists are also people not yet established in their careers but events will be designed for younger population. Therefore, the criterion for being a member of this group will not be based on age. We welcome anybody who wants to be involved with SAZYCC.
Contact us through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Grants for Younger Chemists
This award is given to help subsidize travel to an American Chemical Society meeting to present a paper or poster or to attend workshops.
The applicant will be required to provide a written report upon completion of the event. Proof of meeting attendance (i.e., copy of badge) must be provided.
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