The Periodic Table of Younger Chemists was the idea of Dr. Christine Dunne and was a collaborative effort between IUPAC and IYCN as part of the 2019 IUPAC100 Celebration. Elements were awarded monthly in order of discovery to 118 outstanding early-career scientists from around the world who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC. The final six elements were awarded during the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Paris, France on July 10, 2019. The resulting Periodic Table of Younger Chemists highlights the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the early-career chemists leading us into the next century.
Following the successful unveiling of the completed table, we sought to find a way in which we could provide these talented early-career chemists with a platform to discuss matters that were pertinent to not only their careers but also the scientific community as a whole. This led to the development of ChemVoices! We are excited to showcase the talents of these early-career chemists and discuss matters that impact our community.
- The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is the global organization that provides objective scientific expertise and develops the essential tools for the application and communication of chemical knowledge for the benefit of humankind and the world. IUPAC has National Adhering Organization members, Associated Organization members, Company Associate members, and individual members. Individuals are invited to join IUPAC via the Affiliate Member Program. Anyone with an interest in IUPAC and IUPAC activities is invited to join.
- The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) is an associated organization of IUPAC that connects chemists who are in the early stages of their career to build a network of support across the globe. It is a global network with a virtual platform that fosters communication, mentorship, and collaboration between our members. IYCN’s vision is focused on empowering our members to lead positive change worldwide. Membership to IYCN is free, and our membership base includes any person who works within the chemical sciences and is under the age of 35 or within 5 non-continuous years from their terminal degree. If you are interested in joining, please visit https://www.iycnglobal.com/membership
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