Launched in 2015 by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the NextGen Initiative was created to help young professionals and students further their education to attain successful and rewarding careers. Bridging the gap between young professionals and established professionals is at the heart of this critical initiative. Brought about by a need to align education and training with workforce needs, our mission is to attract, educate and provide for the advancement of our members.
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Upcoming Introductory Courses
Introduction to Surfactants
Monday, December 10, 2018 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (HALF DAY – Morning)
Held in conjunction with the 72nd Annual Meeting & Technology Showcase
This is an introductory short course on surfactants, which will introduce participants to basic concepts required to establish surfactant structure-property-performance linkages for optimized applications in cosmetic and personal care applications. The course will build a basic understanding of key aspects of surfactant chemistry/structure, discuss self-assembly in surfactant systems including highlighting properties of some of the key surfactant microstructures encountered in personal care products such as worm-like micelles, lamellar gel phases etc. In addition, the course will highlight characterization requirements that will allow insights into key performance controlling properties such as interfacial and rheological properties which have direct impact on functional as well as sensory performance.
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Upcoming Networking Opportunities
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Below are the universities currently enrolled in the NextGen Initiative and who’s students are receiving FREE SCC Membership for their first year. Students outside of these universities may join the SCC with dues of $37.50. If you would like your university added to the list and receive free membership for your first year, please follow the instructions detailed here.
- Fairleigh Dickinson
- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
- Seneca College
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Toledo
Before a career in this industry you’ll need the right formal training. If you are interested in learning the technical information of cosmetic science but not sure where to begin, click here for a list of schools offering Cosmetic Science programs and online courses.