Desmond Penny, associate professor of physical science at Southern Utah University, has been appointed to the National Science Foundation panel charged with reviewing proposals submitted for the Instrumentation Laboratory Improve program.

The appointment came about partly in recognition of contributions Penny has made in the advancement of physics teaching nationally. He spent the 1988-89 school year on sabbatical at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., where he gave a number of talks to various physics societies. He also contributed to the development of the Workshops Physics Program, which has had a large impact on the advancement of new physics teaching techniques throughout the United States.