History of IYCN
Incubation, Initiation and Launch
Established as a task force in Boston during the ACS Fall national meeting.
Soft launch at EuCheMS in Sevilla. Formal IUPAC Project Proposal.
Official launch in Brazil, as an associate member organization of IUPAC.
Our General Assembly took place during the IUPAC 2019 conference in Paris.
Find more of our GA and IUPAC2019 here.
Where we come from
(Map showing the different countries currently represented at IYCN)
IYCN Executive Board
Finance Committee Leader
The finance team is striding to establish long term relationships with corporate sponsors regions, broadly apply for grants to fund project specific activities, and continue to collaborate with established chemical societies. It is also the responsibility of the finance team to manage IYCN's budget.
Social Media Committee Leader
The aim of this committee is to establish and maintain an online presence for IYCN in various social media outlets. This includes the management of the IYCN website, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, as well as the Wikipedia page.Furthermore, Social Media Team is in charge of publishing the quarterly IYCN newsletter, and advertising all events and actions of IYCN.
Governance Committee Leader
The governance team works on establishing and updating the IYCN statutes and by laws. Its role is to anticipate and resolve questions regarding governance (internal rules, formal relationship with IUPAC and other parties) that guide the actions of the network and guarantee the continuation of IYCN's four-pillar mission (collaborate, communicate, educate, mentor).
Conference Presence Committee Leader
The conference presence committee's goals are to support the vision of the IYCN. We collaborate with international societies to cohost activities and to share resources to expand our network. We aim to have a presence at international conferences through flyers, oral and poster presentations, and virtually to connect with other young chemists across the globe.
Public Outreach Committee Leader
The public outreach team is responsible for fostering produc-tive collaborations between IYCN and other international societies and organisations. We are also focused on promoting the visions of IYCN to the chemistry community through the opera-tion of exchange programs whilst also ensuring that chemistry is accessible to the wider community.
Natalie LaFranzo and Torsten John
International Society Liaison
The International Society Liaison Team serves as a bridge between IYCN and other international societies and organizations. The Committee disseminates opportunities to collaborate, and establishes links between partners and IYCN. The Committee also assists the Executive Board by providing strategic and actionable advice for each potential collaboration, and facilitates communication and cooperation between relevant parties.
Past IYCN Chairs
Reflecting on a Year of Elements
Lori Ferrins, Christine Dunne, João Borges, Fun Man Fung, Chemistry International 2020
The Inaugural IYCN General Assembly
Bailey Mourant, Lori Ferrins, Sophie Carenco, Natalie LaFranzo and Catherine M. Rawlins, Chemistry International 2020, 42, 16-21.
EYCN and IYCN: Connecting and Empowering Younger Chemists Globally Dimitra T. Pournara, Gabriela Desireé Tormet-González, Sebastian Weber, João Borges, Maximilian Menche, Jovana V. Milić Chemistry Views 2020, 10.1002/chemv.202000020
‘Younger chemists’: who are they? Ana Avheninen and Joshua Marlow. Chemistry in Australia (RACI) March/April 2020.
Engaging the Next Generation
Aurora Ann Walshe, ChemViews 2019, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201900088
Rede International de Químicos Mais Jovens (IYCN)
André Seco and Joao Borges, QUÍMICA 43, 153-154.
The Future of Chemistry: A Young Chemist’s Perspective. Catherine A. Rawlins. l’actualiteé chimique
Catalyzing global connectivity among younger chemist communities
Jens Breffke, Chemical & Engineering News 2018, 96.
Chemistry in a Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary World
Chris Ober and Hemda Garelick, Chemistry International, 40, 7-10. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0304
IUPAC and IYCN: Forging New Connections to Support Younger Chemists Worldwide
Lori Ferrins, Evijola Llabani and Christine Dunne, Chemistry International 2018, 40, 11-13. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0305
The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN): Building Connections with Our Peers Worldwide
Lori Ferrins and Catherine Rawlins, The NUCLEUS 2018, 96, 2.
IYCN and IUPAC Work Together
Chemistry International, 2017, 39, 42.
From Young Observers to Young Actors: A Message to IUPAC from a few Young Observers
Sophie Carenco, Laurean Ilies, Leonardo Scarabelli and Dean Tantillo, Chemistry International, 2017, 39, 49-50.
The Future of Chemistry is Global
Vera Koester, Paula C. P. Bueno, Sophie Carenco, Christine Dunne, Lori Ferrins, Evijola Llabani, Nnanake-Abasi Offiong, Ilya V. Vorotyntsev, ChemViews 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201700099
Connecting younger chemists
Natalie LaFranzo, Chemical & Engineering News, 95, 35.
Expectations of Younger Chemists in France
Sophie Carenco, Camille Oger, Gregory Chatel, ChemViews 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201700007
IYCN: A Journey That Has Just Begun
Christine Dunne and Fernando Gomollón-Bel, Chemistry International 2017, 39, 4-5. https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2017-0204.
Les jeunes chimistes créent leur réseau international
Sophie Carenco, L'Actualité Chimique 2017, 8, 422-423.
The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN)
Michael Linden, (2017), Jungchemikerforum. Nachr. Chem., 65: 966-970. doi:10.1002/nadc.20174067251 In German
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