Building Connections: Simpson Strong-Tie Student Symposium

Saturday, October 7, 2023
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PACCAR Environmental Technology Building
2nd Floor, Town Square


If you have accommodation requests, please contact Sarah Dossey at, 509-335-2262. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 10/01/2023. Requests made after 10/01 do not have guaranteed implementation.

Meet the Experts

Join Simpson Strong-Tie engineers and field specialists for a day of Building Connections where you will learn how structural connectors and pre-engineered building components help structures perform safely to resist natural hazards such as high winds and earthquakes. You will also acquire useful tips and insightful perspectives that will help you build your career path. Hear stories from building industry professionals about their career journeys in structural engineering, architecture and construction management.

There will also be lots of hands-on activities and opportunities to interact with the experts from Simpson Strong-Tie. Grab hold of an auto-feed screw gun and sink screws into steel and wood structural panels. Learn about how a new generation of structural fasteners are upending the old methods of making connections. Experience what it is like to impact-drive mechanical anchors into concrete and see how much load a fully cured adhesive anchor achieves when subjected to a pull test. You will witness a cross-laminated timber beam tested to failure and learn about specialized mass timber connection hardware. In addition, we will share details with you about how to apply for Simpson Strong-Tie’s undergraduate Student Scholarship program.

The Bookie Student Book Corporation Gift Card.

Gift Card Drawing!!!

We will be giving away a Bookie gift card at the end of the symposium. You must attend the entire symposium and be present to win.

Symposium Schedule

8:30 a.m.Sign-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Seminar Begins
12:00 a.m. Free Lunch Provided
12:30 p.m. Hands-on Demonstration & Testing
2:00 p.m. Symposium Concludes

About Simpson Strong-Tie

Since 1956, Simpson Strong-Tie has designed, tested and manufactured safe, strong, and innovative products for the construction industry making structures more sustainable, safer, and stronger. The company’s products are widely used in residential and commercial construction and specified by leading architects and engineers. In the last two decades, the company has expanded further with products for infrastructure and industrial construction, including mechanical anchors, adhesives and products that repair, protect, and strengthen concrete and masonry.


If you have questions, please contact:

Sarah Dossey

Clerical Assistant, WSU CMEC Composite Materials and Engineering Center
Email Address
Phone 509-335-2262