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Evans Award

The Mathematical Association of America's Trevor Evans Awards

The Trevor Evans Awards, established by the Board of Governors in 1992 and first awarded in 1996, are presented by the Mathematical Association of America to authors of exceptional articles that are accessible to undergraduates and published in Math Horizons. The Awards are named for Trevor Evans, a distinguished mathematician, teacher and writer at Emory University. The award is $250.

Most of these award-winning articles are available in pdf form in MathDL. Click here to find links to the articles

List of Recipients


Lawrence Brenton for his article ’The Adventures of Ï?-Man: Measuring the Universe,â? Math Horizons, vol. 17:4 (2010), p. 12-15.


Pamela Pierce, John Ramsay, Hannah Roberts, Nancy Tinoza, Jeffrey Willert, and Wenyuan Wu for "The Circle-Square Problem Decomposed," Math Horizons, November 2009, p. 19-21, 33.

Adrian Rice for "Gaussian Guesswork (or Why 1.19814023473559220744... is Such a Beautiful Number)," Math Horizons, November 2009, p. 12-15.


Richard A. Guyer for "Radiology Paging a Good Mathematician: Why Math Can Contribute More to Medicine Than You Might Think," Math Horizons, April 2008, pp. 5’9.

Randy K. Schwartz for "The Birth of the Meter," Math Horizons, vol. 14, September 2008, pp. 14-17, 31.


William Dunham for "Euler’s Amicable Numbers," Math Horizons, November 2007, pp. 5’7.

Robert K. Moniot for "The Taxman Game," Math Horizons, vol. 14, February 2007, pp. 18-20.


Adrian Rice and Eve Torrence for "Lewis Carroll's Condensation Method for Evaluating Determinants," Math Horizons, November 2006, pp. 12-15.

Robert Bosch for "Opt Art," Math Horizons, February 2006, pp. 6-9


Ronald Barnes and Linda Becerra for "The Evolution of Mathematical Certainty" Math Horizons, September, 2005, pp. 13-17.

Stuart Boersma for "A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum" Math Horizons, February 2005, pp. 19-21, 32.


Robert L. Devaney, ?Chaos Rules!? Math Horizons, November, 2004, pp. 11-14.


Douglas Dunham ?A Tale Both Shocking and Hyperbolic? Math Horizons, April, 2003, page 22.
Hugh McCague ?A Mathematical Look at a Medieval Cathedral? Math Horizons, April, 2003, page 11.


Laura Taalman and Eugenie Hunsicker, "Simplicity is not Simple," Math Horizons, September, 2002.
Philip D. Straffin, Jr., "The Instability of Democratic Decisions," Math Horizons, April, 2002.


James Tanton, "A Dozen Questions about the Powers of Two", Math Horizons,Vol. 8, September 2001, pp 5-10
Frank A. Farris, "The Edge of the Universe", Math Horizons,Vol. 8, September 2001, pp. 16-23


Ira Rosenholtz, "One Point Determines a Line ? A Geometric Axiom of Choice," Math Horizons, November 2000, pp. 20-24.
James Tanton, "A Dozen Areal Maneuvers,? Math Horizons, September 2000, pp. 26-30, 34.


Stan Wagon, "The Ultimate Flat Tire," Math Horizons, February 1999, pp.14-17.
Peter Schumer, "The Magician of Budapest," Math Horizons, April 1999, pp. 5-9.


Ravi Vakil, "The Youngest Tenured Professor in Harvard History," Math. Horizons, September 1998, pp. 8-12.


Tom M. Apostol, "What IS the Most Surprising Result in Mathematics?" (Part II), Math. Horizons, February 1997, pp. 26-31.
Martin Gardner, "The Square Root of Two = 1.41421 35623 73095 ...",Math. Horizons, April 1997, pp. 5-8.


William Dunham, "1996--A Triple Anniversary", Math. Horizons, September 1996, pp. 8-13.
Dan Kalman, "A Perfectly Odd Encounter in a Reno Cafe", Math. Horizons, April 1996, pp. 5-7.


Joel Chan, "As Easy as Pi", Math. Horizons, Winter 1993, pp. 18-19.
Underwood Dudley, "Why History?", Math. Horizons, November 1994, pp. 10-11.
Joseph Gallian, "Weird Dice", Math. Horizons, February 1995, pp. 30-31.
Alan Tucker, "The Parallel Climbers Puzzle", Math. Horizons, November 1995, pp. 22-24.