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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Supporting the Next Generation of Chemists


Future Chemists Workshop and Mentorship Launch at Leading Beauty & Personal Care Trade Show

(New York, NY, May 2019)— New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is committed to educating and supporting the workforce of the future and will launch a new Mentorship program and continue its popular Future Chemists Workshop at Suppliers’ Day its flagship event.  Taking place May 7-8, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Suppliers’ Day is the largest trade show and conference in North America for innovations in beauty and personal care ingredients, formulations and raw materials.

The NYSCC Mentoring Program, spearheaded by NYSCC’s Eileen Kim, Principal Research Scientist, R&D, at CHANEL will launch on May 8th and is designed to bring seasoned formulation professionals together with students, grad students and junior members of the NYSCC to mentor, offer advice, discuss career paths and more.  At Suppliers’ Day, mentors and invited mentees will meet for a program that includes a coaching session, panel discussion on “Evolution of the Cosmetic Chemist,” a networking lunch for mentors and mentees as well as a framework of the mentorship program moving forward.

In its 3rd year, the popular Future Chemists Workshop (FCW) will, once again, be managed by John Carola, Sales Manager with Protameen, and have its largest and most diverse range of participants with students from sister SCC chapters.  FCW is designed for student innovators and leaders of tomorrow and provides real-time insight on how to be a Cosmetic Chemist through a tutorial and practical workshop which is then turned into a mini-challenge.  FCW is led by Team Captain, Christina Ladouceur-Bishop, Senior Manager for Hair Color Product Development, Coty, Inc., and will take place on May 7th in Hall D –“The Chemists’ Classroom.  Participating colleges and universities include:  Fairleigh Dickinson University, FIT, Kean University, Long Island University, Montclair State University, Rutgers, The University of Toledo, and University of Miami Health System.

Past participants of FCW are now working for leading brands and suppliers in the beauty and personal care industry.

“My favorite part about the SCC Suppliers’ Day was being able to formulate on-site! It seemed like a lot of effort went into setting up all of the equipment for this educational session. Not only did we make a cream, but also had a speaker to teach us emulsion formulation basics.  This event was a great way to build connections with suppliers and I enjoyed learning more about the new, innovative raw materials, said Margaret Gorz, Associate Scientist, The Estée Lauder Companies.

“As a student, I was thankful that the SCC gave me the opportunity to attend and that they place a focus on nurturing young talent within the cosmetic science industry,” she added.

Elizabeth Aquirre, a Chemist at L’Oréal, and past FCW participant said,

“I have learned how to network within the industry and how to communicate more effectively attending events such as the Future Chemist Workshop. It was through these experiences that have helped me gain the confidence I needed to engage in conversations which lead to the employment at my current company, L’Oréal. I am truly thankful to have been a part of the Future Chemist Workshop as it was a place that helped me learn and grow.”

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will also have educational sessions on “Fragrance: The Invisible Art;” “Microbiome: Inside Out Beauty;” “Innovation & Compliance;” “Discover Sustainability;” “The World of Chemistry;” and “Digital Age of Beauty;” along with the pre-show SCC CEP Courses and the ICMAD FDA Cosmetics Regulation Workshop on Thursday, May 9th.

Specialty areas on the expanded exhibit floor include the Innovation Hub & Theater with the CEW Supplier’s Award finalists speaking and showcasing their nominated ingredients and formulations, Presentation Stage,  a 40 Year Retrospective of “The Evolutions of Beauty,” as well as the Future Chemists Workshop in The Chemists Classroom.