AE911Truth at New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark

“This is the environment for expressing the technical aspects of 9/11 — the place to invite all sides and to discuss all sides. That’s part of our education.” — Professor Jay Kappraff

By AE911Truth Staff
Nov. 18, 2015

The first stop in our twelve-city tour of the Northeast was an unprecedented opportunity to speak at a university-sponsored forum about the controversial seven-second destruction of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7. The event, held on Wednesday afternoon, November 11, at the Newark-based New Jersey Institute of Technology, was titled “9/11: Critical Questions.” It was sponsored by the NJIT’s Technology, Art and Science Forum Committee; the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and the NJIT chapter of Sigma Xi.

Professor Jay Kappraff took heat from several New Jersey Institute of Technology colleagues about his refusal to believe the 9/11 official narrative and his insistence upon holding the “9/11: Critical Questions” forum. He maintains: “This is the environment for expressing the technical aspects of 9/11 — the place to invite all sides and to discuss all sides. That’s part of our education.”

John Schuring, PhD, PE, professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, led off the 90-minute forum. In his opening remarks, he observed, “Today, we are going to respectfully set aside the human tragedy of that day. Instead, we’re going to don the cap of a technical investigator — be it an engineer, an architect, a scientist, or an interested party. What better place is there to do this than at NJIT — the state’s science and technology university. Our specific focus will be the cause or causes of the collapse of World Trade Center 7 on September 11th.”

During his allotted time of 15 minutes, Schuring cited the basic tenets of the National Institute of Standards and Technology report on WTC 7, then explained why he found NIST’s analysis and conclusion of fire-induced collapse reasonable. (Interestingly, after two AE911Truth speakers presented evidence contradicting his thesis, Professor Schuring held to his belief in NIST, while all 66 students present voted for a new investigation of WTC 7.)

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