The first annual Elizabeth S. Meckes Memorial Lecture, “How to Bake Pi: Mathematics Made Tasty” will be given by Dr. Eugenia Cheng at 12:45–1:45 p.m. on April 21, 2023 in Harkness Memorial Chapel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.  Information about live-streaming will be posted when it is available.

Dr. Cheng is a mathematician, educator, author, public speaker, columnist, concert pianist, composer and artist. She is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the author of the books How to Bake PiThe Joy of Abstraction, and several other books on mathematics and life for both adults and children.

About the lecture
Elizabeth Meckes was a professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve University from 2007 until her death in 2020.  She earned her B.S. and M.S. at Case in 2001 and 2002 and her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2006.  Prof. Meckes was a strong proponent of mathematical outreach, and had hoped to one day establish an annual public lecture in mathematics at Case.  In her memory, an endowment was established to make her vision a reality.

How to support the department
Please see more information about donations here: (To support the Elizabeth S. Meckes Memorial Endowed Fund, please add the “Honor or Memorial Gift” information after choosing “Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics” in the “Designation” box.)