Carolyn Szempruch is a undergraduate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department of North Carolina State University. Her concentration is in biomaterials with a minor in Business Entrepreneurship. Carolyn is working with both STEPS and the Jones Research Group. Carolyn Szempruch earned both the IBM Watson Scholarship and the Girl Scout Gold Award. She is working to help identify potential metal cations for phosphorus recovery. Her research with a focuses on removing these metals from wastewater systems so that they may be captured and then redistributed into the environment. She is working with Jacob Jones on Theme 1.