The purpose of SEMS is to increase and spread knowledge of microscopy. Most members share an interest in the biological and physical sciences, applications of light microscopy, and transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and microscopical analysis. The annual meeting presents invited speakers, contributed papers and posters, as well as commercial exhibits of light and electron microscopies and related equipment and supplies.
Annual dues for regular members is $40, students (with signature of faculty advisor) $20 and corporate members $200 for the calendar year. Renewal membership can now be done online below or via printable offline application.