Stuart Boersma of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA has won a Trevor Evans Award from the Mathematical Association of America. The awards are made to authors of expository papers that are accessible to undergraduates and are published in *Math Horizons*.
The citation from PRIZES and AWARDS at the Mathfest 2006 reads as follows:

**Stuart Boersma**

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"A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum", ***Math Horizons*, February 2005, pp. 19-21, 32.
In "A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum" Stuart Boersma gives us a wonderful mathematical exposition of the motion of a pendulum on a spinning sphere. Beginning with a quote from Umberto Eco's novel *Foucault's Pendulum*, Boersma takes the reader through an intuitive discussion of the motion and then gives a thorough mathematical discussion of the pendulum. All the while he poses questions that carry the discussion beyond the pendulum to topics like curvature of surfaces.

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