# 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".^{
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## Biography

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 **M**athematics **I**nfused with **L**evity).^{
[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.^{
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## Selected publications

### Books

*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

- belcastro, sarah-marie (2021).
"Color-induced subgraphs dual to Hamilton cycles of embedded cubic graphs" (PDF).
*Australasian Journal of Combinatorics*.**81**: 319–333. MR 4312576. - belcastro, sarah-marie (2016).
"Small snarks and 6-chromatic triangulations on the Klein bottle" (PDF).
*Australasian Journal of Combinatorics*.**65**: 232–250. MR 3509660. - belcastro, sarah-marie;
Haas, Ruth (2015).
"Triangle-free uniquely 3-edge colorable cubic graphs".
*Contributions to Discrete Mathematics*.**10**(2): 39–44. arXiv: 1508.06934. doi: 10.11575/cdm.v10i2.62320. MR 3499076. - Albertson, Michael O.; Alpert, Hannah; belcastro, sarah-marie;
Haas, Ruth (2010). "Grünbaum colorings of toroidal triangulations".
*Journal of Graph Theory*.**63**(1): 68–81. arXiv: 0805.0394. doi: 10.1002/jgt.20406. MR 2590325. - belcastro, sarah-marie (2009). "Every topological surface can be knit: a proof".
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*.**3**(2): 67–83. doi: 10.1080/17513470902896561. MR 2553752. - belcastro, sarah-marie; Kaminski, Jackie (2007). "Families of dot-product snarks on orientable surfaces of low genus".
*Graphs and Combinatorics*.**23**(3): 229–240. doi: 10.1007/s00373-007-0729-9. MR 2320577. - belcastro, sarah-marie;
Hull, Thomas C. (2002). "Modelling the folding of paper into three dimensions using affine transformations".
*Linear Algebra and Its Applications*.**348**: 273–282. doi: 10.1016/S0024-3795(01)00608-5. MR 1902132.

## References

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^{a}^{b}AoPS Online Art of Problem Solving School - ^
^{a}^{b}MathILy Bryn Mawr College **^**MathILy people MathILy.org**^**Adventures in Mathematical Knitting by Sarah-Marie Belcastro, American Scientist, 2021**^**website of dr. sarah-marie belcastro- ^
^{a}^{b}dr. sarah-marie belcastro toroidalsnark.net **^**Sarah-Marie Belcastro at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Curriculum Vitae September 2021**^**Faculty News Briefs University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 2012**^**Reviews of*Discrete Mathematics with Ducks*:- Ashbacher, Charles (August 2012).
"Review".
*MAA Reviews*. - Székely, László A.
*zbMATH*. Zbl 1250.05001.`{{ cite journal}}`

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- Ashbacher, Charles (August 2012).
"Review".
**^**Reviews of*Figuring Fibers*:- Collins, Julia (July 2020).
"Review" (PDF).
*London Mathematical Society Newsletter*(489): 39–40. Zbl 07456182.`{{ cite journal}}`

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Torrence, Eve (October 2019).
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*.**14**(3): 283–284. doi: 10.1080/17513472.2019.1666459.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - West, Mckenzie (August 2019).
"Review".
*MAA Reviews*. -
Wilmer, Elizabeth (September 2020).
"Or/And: A Review of
*Figuring Fibers*" (PDF).*Notices of the American Mathematical Society*.**67**(8): 1158–1161.

- Collins, Julia (July 2020).
"Review" (PDF).
**^**Reviews of*Crafting by Concepts*:- Babenko, Yuliya (March 2012).
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*.**6**(1): 53–54. doi: 10.1080/17513472.2011.642264.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Fortune, Mary (July 2013).
*The Mathematical Gazette*.**97**(539): 382–383. JSTOR 24496858.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Habermann, Katharina (December 2011).
*Mitteilungen der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung*.**19**(4): 216–216. doi: 10.1515/dmvm-2011-0090.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Weinhold, Marcia Weller (November 2012).
*The Mathematics Teacher*.**106**(4): 318. doi: 10.5951/mathteacher.106.4.0318. JSTOR 10.5951/mathteacher.106.4.0318.`{{ cite journal}}`

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- Babenko, Yuliya (March 2012).
**^**Reviews of*Making Mathematics with Needlework*:- Atherley, Kate (Spring 2009).
"Review". Cool stuff!.
*Knitty*. - Cross, Alison (February 2008).
"Review" (PDF).
*The London Mathematical Society Newsletter*.**367**: 28. - Fisher, Gwen (June 2008).
*Journal of Mathematics and the Arts*.**2**(2): 101–103. doi: 10.1080/17513470802222827.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Fortune, Mary (July 2010).
*The Mathematical Gazette*.**94**(530): 378–379. doi: 10.1017/s0025557200007014. JSTOR 25759714.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Goetting, Mary (November 2008).
*The Mathematics Teacher*.**102**(4): 319. JSTOR 20876356.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Hsu, Pao-Sheng (January–February 2010).
"Review".
*AWM Newsletter*. Association for Women in Mathematics.**40**(1): 20–23. - Peeva, Ketty.
*zbMATH*. Zbl 1142.00003.`{{ cite journal}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical ( link) - Phillips, Anna Lena (2008). "Picking up stitches".
*American Scientist*.**96**(3): 259. doi: 10.1511/2008.71.3591. - Sipics, Michelle (December 2007).
"Math in a material world".
*SIAM News*.

- Atherley, Kate (Spring 2009).
"Review". Cool stuff!.

## External links

- Official home page
- Sarah-Marie Belcastro publications indexed by Google Scholar