An item in the Associations column in Monday's Washington Business section incorrectly identified a national trade association. The correct name is the United States Advanced Ceramics Association.

The American Federation of Information Processing Societies has chosen the Prince George's County School District as the testing ground for a project aimed at helping students and teachers make better use of computers in the classroom.

The project, called Technology in Education, will offer educators a free two-day workshop on the basics of computer use, including pointers on purchasing hardware and software for classrooms not already equipped with a system. The association, which includes 240,000 members nationwide, also will provide educators with a resource book to help identify equipment available for the classroom. After the initial workshop, computer specialists from one of AFIPS's 11 member societies will work with educators to help tailor programs to specific needs.

Project TIE has been in the planning stages for almost two years. An AFIPS spokesman said the group hopes to expand TIE to more than 20 classrooms nationwide by 1987 if the Prince George's project is a success.

The first workshop session will take place on Sept. 27 and 28.

Reston-based AFIPS is a federation of 11 scientific and educational societies in the information processing field. PROFESSIONAL

Michael S. Olson has been named chairman of the Washington-based American Society of Association Executives. Olson, who has worked for associations for 20 years, currently heads Olson Management Group Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. Olson began his career in 1965 as director of public affairs for the Carolinas Association of Professional Insurance Agents in Raleigh, later becoming executive vice president. In 1974 he established Olson Management, which manages more than 20 associations and nonprofit societies based in the Raleigh area. Olson was the ASAE's secretary-treasurer for two years before becoming chairman-elect. He also has served on the planning and budget committees of the 12,000-member group. TRADE

The American Trucking Association has announced it will launch a multimillion-dollar campaign in the fall aimed at revving up the image of the trucking industry. Designed by Ketchum Communications in the District, the advertising campaign will include the selection of the country's best truck drivers, who then will tour the United States to speak about highway safety and the trucking industry.

The American Automotive Leasing Association, formerly based in Milwaukee, has joined the ranks of associations moving their headquarters to Washington. In a related development, John H. Fitch has been hired as the group's executive director. Fitch is a former deputy director of the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives and is a past trade association lobbyist.

The National Soft Drink Association has chosen William R. Maloney as vice president of operations, effective Sept. 3. On June 30, Maloney retired from active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was a lieutenant general and deputy chief of staff for manpower at the Marine Corps headquarters in Washington.

Daniel J. Spigai, a partner in the Alexandria engineering consulting firm of Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff, has been elected president of the 4,500-member American Road and Transportation Association.

Ronald G. Bruner has assumed his new job as director of public relations for the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Most recently, he was a senior vice president with the Washington public relations firm of Ruder, Finn and Rotman. SPI represents companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of machinery, processors, molds and other products that aid in the production of plastics.