ECS is made up of scientists and engineers all over the world who hold individual membership. ECS members may choose to affiliate themselves with one or more Sections that are organized in a number of cities and geographical regions. Sections give members access to fellow scientists and engineers in their area. ECS’s objectives are achieved through the efforts of its Divisions, specializing in various fields of interest to scientific, academic, and government communities worldwide. ECS holds its own technical meetings for the presentation and discussion of professional and scientific papers, and sponsors others; publishes papers, discussions, and other communications; and cooperates with other scientific and technical societies. ECS also is represented on committees and boards of a number of organizations that also support the scientific community.
Through its Bylaws, ECS is governed by a Board of Directors, each of whom is elected by ECS members for a designated term of office. The business of the Society is carried out by various Standing Committees, which regulate all aspects and activities of ECS. The Executive Director leads the ECS Staff to provide the membership with the resources necessary for future growth and development.