Daniel Buckmaster is a graduate student in mechanical engineering after the conferral of his bachelor’s degrees from UB in aerospace and mechanical engineering. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree with a focus in design and optimization, as well as advanced manufacturing technologies. Daniel is currently the owner of a product development consulting firm, Aurora Solutions LLC. His company works across industry and the startup community, addressing the key technical needs of product design, development, and prototyping. At UB, Daniel has served as a teaching assistant for the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ First Year Experience, and is the co-founder of Blackstone Launchpad’s product design coaching program. Although just moving to the area in 2014, he has found a true home in Western New York, and plans to stay in the region to improve its economic and social outlook through his entrepreneurial drive and pursuit of excellence.