Become an ESD Member

ESD membership is open to engineers, scientists, architects and those in related or allied professions. There are three levels of individual membership: Professional, Student and Retired.

Three Ways to Become an ESD Individual Member:

  • OPTION 1: Purchase your membership online using our secure website. You will be prompted first to register to use our website if you are a first-time user. Choose from these membership categories:
    • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP – $99
      Professionals in the engineering, scientific and allied professions.
    • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $26 
      Full-time students enrolled for 12+ credit hours in a technical degree program at an accredited college or university. Part-time students with 6+ hours who are interning or involved in a co-op program. Students with co-op enrollment proof may waive 12-hour credit eligibility. Proof of enrollment required.
    • RETIRED MEMBERSHIP – $36
      Fully retired engineers and related professionals.
    • CORPORATE – For organizations only. Please follow the link for more information.
  • OPTION 2: Download a PDF application. You may either mail this form (with a check or credit card information) or fax it (with credit card information).
  • OPTION 3: Call us at 248-353-0735, ext. 120, and have us take your membership information over the telephone.

Why ESD?

  • Further your career through educational development programs beyond a single discipline to enhance your personal and professional skills.
  • Stay connected to over 70 engineering, scientific and technical societies in Southeast Michigan through the ESD Affiliate Council, serving as the profession’s central communication point.
  • Network with industry leaders, technical experts and peers through ESD’s regular networking events where members meet peers, make business contacts and learn about current industry happenings and projects.
  • Give back to the profession by supporting community and elementary through high school programs that showcase the importance of engineers, scientists and technical professionals to our society.
  • Volunteer and work with kids in your local communities to promote math and science and foster the growth of tomorrow’s engineers and scientists. Make a difference in a young person’s life by getting involved with ESD’s community outreach initiatives.
  • Save money on personal member benefit programs in auto, home, life insurance, entertainment discounts, member credit card program, and more.