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Queens College Nucleus, V4, N1, 1966



Queens College Nucleus, V4, N1, 1966


The journal of undergraduate scientific research at Queens College


College student newspapers and periodicals
Queens College (New York, NY.)


Queens College (New York, NY.)






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Queens College (New York, NY.)


Stephen M. Kreitzer- Editor-in-Chief
Alice Jean Stoll- Associate Editor
Joseph Grossman- Business Manager

Departmental Editors
Biology Donald Schechter
Chemistry Neil Nathan
Geology Robert Sulenski
Mathematics Gerald Landau
Physicis Robert Silver
Psychology Benard Dreyer

Clifford Malat- Publicity Manager
Laura Herschman, Helen Zeltzer, Art Editors
Judy Lipton, Charles Silver, Barbara Wolf- Staff
Dr. James E. Tobin, Dr. Martin L. Kaplan, Faculty Advisors
Research that is worthy the name is the most difficult task that society had differentiated out from the total field of human activity and called upon certain of its members to perform." Truman L. Kelly in Scientific Method.

NUCLEUS has evolved over theyears from a Bio-Medical Society bulletin into a primary journal of undergraduate original research covering all the scientific disciplines. By publishing the results of Queens College students' research, NUCLEUS hopes to encourage a community of thought and attitude fostering student interest in the sciences.

Research by the undergraduate student or by the professional scientist manifests itself in two ways. The research can go where no one else has ever gone and classify or describe what he finds. This approach is the essence of the geology and the biology articles. Or, the researcher can, after a critical analysis of the theories concerning a particular phenomenon. This technique is utilized in the mathematics, physics, psychology, and chemistry articles. These two research methods are the backbone of science: the description and the explanation. Both methods are equally original and equally creative; both are employed in all areas of science and both make use of past knowledge as the basis for describing or explaining new phenomena, for we can only describe the new and the original in light of what is already known.

The success of scientific research critically depends on communication among scientists. A community of knowledge can best be established by specialized journals which record or review the success or failure of researchers in many fields all over the world. It is for this very goal that NUCLEUS exists.

NUCLEUS wishes to thank Dr. A.H. Blatt, Dr. L. Terrell Gardner, Dr. Lawrence F.Gries, Dr. Max K. Hecht, Dr. Peter H. Mattson and Dr. John S. Stamm for their invaluable advice and encouragement. Our thanks also go to Dr. James R. Kreutzer, Associate Dean of Students; his office staff, especially Mrs. Ann Duggan, Mrs. helen T. hendricks, Mrs. Mildred O'Neil; and Mrs. Lee Cogan. Finally, we wish to express our appreciation to our two faculty advisors, Dr. Martin L. Kaplan and Dr. James E. Tobin for their most sincere efforts in helping to make NUCLEUS possible.

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