• Christine Dunne, Fernando Gomollón-Bel

IYCN Establishing


At the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston a group of young chemists sat around a table with easels and permanent markers in hopes that they would become permanent ideas. Many of these participants were inspired by their own international experiences, including many during the 2011 International Year of Chemistry at the International Conference for Young Chemists. As the stars would have it, something aligned in Boston among the Younger Chemists Crossing Borders (YCCB) Program, between the Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society and the European Younger Chemists Network of European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), and the German Exchange Program, hosted by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and JungChemikerForum of the German Chemical Society. This allowed chemists from 15 countries to formulate an idea that would from thereon be known as the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN).


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