AE911Truth Petition Summary
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Article in newsletter, by Rick Shaddock

There are over 2000 architects and engineers who have signed the petition at since 2006, with Professional Engineer, Civil Engineer, and PhD degrees, from such top universities as Harvard, Yale, MIT, and the University of California at Berkeley.

The first signer was Richard Gage in April of 2006. Like most people, for 4.5 years, he believed the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT).   Since then, the number of Petition signers has grown quickly.  The following graph shows the growth since September 11, 2001.  

Date Mile stones

University of California at Berkeley

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

03-Apr-06 1
19-Nov-08 537
30-Nov-10 1373
09-Jan-11 1400
08-Mar-13 1800
11-Aug-13 1972
11-Sep-13 2040
  New Counts
17-Feb-14 2151
04-Apr-15 2343
31-Oct-19 3001

The Petition List contains signers from an impressive number of professions relevant to getting a new investigation of 9/11 such as architects, and engineers, including graduates from top universities.  In the list of  Petition Signers there are over 260 Professional Engineers, 160 Civil Engineers, 70 PhDs, 17 Harvard graduates, 16 MIT graduates, and over 40 Berkeley graduates. The data used was the Petition List as of February 2014.. 

Summary of the AE911Truth Petition Signers by:

Degrees obtained
University graduation (Ivy *)
Verified Architecture or Engineers

General Signers (Unverified)

Architecture or Engineering
 276 Professional Engineers
 266 Civil Engineers
 248 BS Electrical Engineering
 161 Bachelors, Architecture
 135 Masters, Architecture
 103 Masters, Engineering
  62 Bachelors, Civil Engineering
  14 Masters, Civil Engineering 

Considering All Majors
1734 Bachelors of Science
 657 Masters of Science
 418 PhDs

Other Degrees
  99 AIA members
   7 FAIA members

U California Berkeley
Harvard *
Carnegie Mellon
Columbia *
Cornell *
Texas Tech
U Pennsylvania *
Worcester Polytechnic
Iowa State
Yale *
Cal Tech
Dartmouth *
Princeton *
Brown *

Delivering the Petition to each Representative and Senator in Congress

Article for AE911Truth Newsletter

Summary by University Graduation including Ivy League

Summary by Academic Degrees including C.E.

In the verified list of architects and engineers, there are over 240 Professional Engineers, 160 Civil Engineers, 70 PhDs, 17 MIT graduates, 16 Harvard graduates, and 5 Yale graduates. For example, Jody Gibbs is a graduate of both Harvard and Yale, and was on the faculty of MIT. He says: "gravity works vertically, not laterally" referring to the 6 ton steel beam from World Trade Center 1 that somehow was thrown into the American Express building like a dart, indicative of the use of explosives.

Carnegie Mellon University, which specializes in engineering, has 15 graduates who have signed the petition. For example, David Griscom is a physicist who received his PhD from Brown, worked at the Naval Research Laboratory, and was chosen by NASA, from among hundreds of scientists, as a Team Leader analyze the Moon rocks from the Apollo missions. He has published 193 studies in peer reviewed scientific journals and was a reviewer of the study on thermitic material found in the dust of the WTC. Dr. Griscom says: "I implore my fellow physicists and engineers who may have the time, expertise, and (ideally) supercomputer access to get to work on the physics of the World Trade Center collapses and publish their findings in refereed journals like, say, the Journal of Applied Physics."

On the west coast of the USA, there are 27 graduates from the University of California at Berkeley who are architects or engineers, and 104 graduates in all. Berkeley has the greatest number on the Petition, scoring the highest the nation in the "9/11 league" of universities. The founder of AE911Truth, Richard Gage, received his degree in Architecture from Berkeley. Nearby Stanford has 13, which is also near the headquarters for AE911Truth in San Francisco.

Dr. Robert Bowman was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force, flew over 100 combat missions, and earned his Ph.D. in Aeronauts and Nuclear Engineering from the California Institute of Technology ("CalTech") near Los Angeles. He said: "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned."

In the middle of the USA, we have 4 verified signers from Northwestern near Chicago, 6 from Iowa State University, and 11 from Texas Tech.

If we also consider the 17540 General (non-Architects and non-Engineers) signers, the counts for university graduates are even more. Harvard might have up to 58 signers, and Berkeley up to 106 graduates if we also consider the unverified General Petition List. However, verification of degrees by the Verification Team has only been done for the architects and engineers, so we should only make conclusions based on those. The Team systematically calls each potential signer, asks them to fax their documentation, and checks the authenticity of their credentials. This is to guard against pranksters, and preserve the respectability of the list.

Many of the Petition signers have come forward to give video recorded interviews stating their views on 9/11. The Experts Speak Out video has been played for months on Colorado Public Television, reaching millions of viewers.

Richard Gage was the first signer of the Petition on April 3, 2006, 4.5 years after 9/11. He offered his co-workers at an architectural firm a pizza lunch while he made a presentation about the World Trade Center collapses, and most became the first Petition signers. The number of signers has grown steadily over the years, and is likely to continue to grow in numbers.

The numbers were tabulated using a computer program, designed to carefully count specific strings in the Petition Signer database. For example, "Brown", for the Ivy League Brown University in Rhode Island, was distinguished from Brown College in Minnesota.

The summary will be updated every month or so. For the latest counts and more details, see this web page at

26:07 minute point of Experts Speak Out

Source data in Microsoft Excel
AE911Truth/petition/AE911TruthPetition.xls - rate of growth in the number of Petition Signers

Methodology - how the numbers were calculated

Who Still Supports the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT)? 
No scientists will defend it any more - or even discuss it.

Listed below are some academic degree holders who have supported the OCT in the past
No study has been published in a peer reviewed journal supporting the OCT since 2008
No scientists have come forward publicly to challenge the call for a new investigation.

Sham Sunder, PhD (MIT) - refuses to comment on 9/11 and defend his findings
John Gross, PhD (Cornell) - refuses to comment or defend his statements from 2008
Zdenek Bazant, PhD (Northwester) - has not responded to critique of his 2001 article in over 10 years