The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) have chosen Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Clarice Phelps to be part of the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists.
The Periodic Table of Younger Chemists is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of IUPAC and the International Year of the Periodic Table. Since July 2018, IUPAC and IYCN have honored 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC. The resulting periodic table highlights the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists leading us into the next century.
Phelps was selected to represent einsteinium and cited "for her outstanding commitment to research and public engagement, as well as being an important advocate for diversity. She is the first African-American women to be involved with the discovery of an element, tennessine."