Simpson Strong-Tie, a company working in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has announced it is the Founding Gold Sponsor of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. The Center works to increase the resilience of communities faced with natural disasters and other global changes by using science to make better-informed decisions about how to mitigate risk.


“I created the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society to get the best science used to create safer communities. This endeavor is only successful due to the support of partners who understand the value of science, like Simpson Strong-Tie,” said Dr. Lucy Jones.


“We’re very excited about supporting and partnering with the Center. Dr. Jones is renowned for her work in groundbreaking scientific research and for her ability to effectively communicate the findings to aid in disaster resilience,” said Jeremy Gilstrap, vice president of Engineering with Simpson Strong-Tie. “We’re committed to providing solutions and supporting efforts that help communities build better to improve safety and to recover faster after a natural disaster strikes.”


The Center is currently developing resilience programs for communities, educational materials for individuals, and tools for local governments to assess their vulnerability to earthquakes.