Daniel Buckmaster is a major in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He has plans to continue his studies in engineering by attending graduate school at the University at Buffalo. Daniel currently participates in undergraduate research pertaining to using piezoelectric materials to improve the efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). He is currently in a co-op program at Moog’s Aircraft Group in East Aurora, gaining experience working at an industry leading company. At the University at Buffalo, Daniel is an Honors Scholar and Acker Scholar, as well as a student leader for UB Engineering’s First Year Initiative. He has a drive to go above and beyond in his field, and a wealth of creative ideas for future innovations in the aerospace industry. Although just moving to the area in 2014, Daniel has found a true home in the Western New York region. Daniel has plans to stay in Western New York to improve the economic and social outlook of the region though his skills and passion for aerospace technologies. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys traveling to new places, as well as hiking and exploring the outdoors.