Request or renew your MMS Membership

 Anyone interested in microscopes and micro-analysis is invited to join MMS.  We are  professionals, teachers, students and amateurs who share an interest in the use of microscopes.  We represent all the biological and  material sciences. 

6 Reasons to join MMS

Reason #1


Microscope images are cool!

(Flower pollen)

Reason # 2


Learn cutting-edge microscopy and imaging techniques by attending meetings featuring expert speakers from across the USA. 

Reason # 3


 Meet, socialize, and network with fellow microscopists. The heart of this society is the outstanding MMS Members! 

Reason # 4


Receive and read current MMS news in our fabulous newsletter, The MMS Scope. 

Reason # 5


Vote on society issues and elect a new President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer at the annual Spring Symposium.  

Reason # 6


Volunteer for Project MICRO, our outreach program which encourages kids of all ages to explore science with microscopes.

Membership dues


Student = $5.00 USD

You must be at least a half time student to qualify.  MMS Membership looks great on a resume!

Regular = $10.00 USD

This rate has not changed in 30+ years!

Patron = $25.00 USD

For those who want to give more than Regular dues.  Your name will be listed as a Patron member in The Scope issues published during the membership year.

Individual Sustaining = $100.00 USD

For those who want to support MMS at a level beyond Patron .  Your name will be listed as a Sustaining member in The Scope issues published during the membership year.

Corporate Sponsor = $100.00 USD

Corporate Sponsors are the backbone of financial support for the Society. These
members make it possible for the Society to support Project Micro and to cover many
expenses of the regular meetings and the Spring Symposium. 

Each Corporate Sponsor receives a free display table (on first come first serve basis) at the Spring Symposium, will be listed in The Scope issues published during the membership year, and will be listed on the MMS website Corporate Sponsor webpage.

Note About MMS Membership

One annual membership follows the financial year from January 1 to December 31.  MMS events and activities follow the academic year from Fall/September to Spring/May of next year.  MMS Membership dues are not tax deductible.

Membership Application/Information

If you would like to join MMS or renew your membership, please complete the applicable application/renewal form via the link below. Filling out the form helps us keep your contact information current.

Application/Renewal Forms

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Donations are much appreciated and will help the society continue with its members education and support our outreach program called Project MICRO.  Unfortunately, donations are not tax deductible.  Thank you for your support!

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