The U.K. Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development has added five new appointees to its ranks. The 18-member ACARD reports to the government on the advancement of applied research and technology and the role of the United Kingdom in international scientific collaboration. In addition, the ACARD and the Advisory Board for Research Councils coordinate research supported through the Department of Education and Science. The new members are: Terry Harrison, chairman of Northern Engineering Industries; Graham Hills, principal and vice chancellor of Strathclyde University; David McMurtry, chairman of Renishaw plc; Alan W. Rudge, technical director, BT; and David Smith, former chairman of ESSO Chemicals.

Gerald Wheeler of Montana State University has been elected vice president of the American Association of Physics Teachers. He will become president-elect of the 10,000-member association in 1988, and president in 1989. Wheeler replaces Robert Resnick of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who...

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