Sarah-Marie Belcastro Information

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Sarah-Marie Belcastro (aka sarah-marie belcastro, born 1970 in San Diego) is an American mathematician and book author. She is an instructor at the Art of Problem Solving Online School [1] and is the director of Bryn Mawr's residential summer program MathILy. [2] Although her doctoral research was in algebraic geometry, she has also worked extensively in topological graph theory. [3] She is known for and has written extensively about mathematical knitting, and has co-edited three books on fiber mathematics. [4] She herself exclusively uses the form "sarah-marie belcastro". [5] [6]


Belcastro was born in San Diego, CA in 1970, and grew up mostly in Andover, MA, and in Dubuque, IA. [6] She earned a B.S. (1991) in Mathematics and Astronomy from Haverford College, an M.S. (1993) from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. (1997) there for a thesis on “Picard Lattices of Families of K3 Surfaces” done with Igor Dolgachev. [7]

Since 2012, she has also been an instructor at the Art of Problem Solving Online School. [1] Since 2013, she he been the director of Bryn Mawr's residential summer program MathILy (serious Mathematics Infused with Levity). [2] She is also a guest faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College.

She was Associate Editor for The College Mathematics Journal (2003—2019). She has also lectured frequently at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst since 2012. [8] [9]

Selected publications


  • Discrete Mathematics with Ducks (AK Peters, 2012; 2nd ed., CRC Press, 2019, ISBN  978-1-315-16767-1). [10]
  • Figuring Fibers, edited by belcastro and Carolyn Yackel, Providence, RI: American Mathematics Society, 2018. [11]
  • Crafting by Concepts: fiber arts and mathematics, edited by belcastro and Yackel. AK Peters, 2011. [12]
  • Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects, edited by belcastro and Yackel. Wellesley, MA: AK Peters, 2007. [13]

Journal papers


  1. ^ a b AoPS Online Art of Problem Solving School
  2. ^ a b MathILy Bryn Mawr College
  3. ^ MathILy people
  4. ^ Adventures in Mathematical Knitting by Sarah-Marie Belcastro, American Scientist, 2021
  5. ^ website of dr. sarah-marie belcastro
  6. ^ a b dr. sarah-marie belcastro
  7. ^ Sarah-Marie Belcastro at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  8. ^ Curriculum Vitae September 2021
  9. ^ Faculty News Briefs University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 2012
  10. ^ Reviews of Discrete Mathematics with Ducks:
  11. ^ Reviews of Figuring Fibers:
  12. ^ Reviews of Crafting by Concepts:
  13. ^ Reviews of Making Mathematics with Needlework:

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