Kyle Mancuso is a graduate student at the University at Buffalo currently pursuing a master’s degree in electrical engineering. In conjunction with his curriculum, he acts as both an undergraduate researcher in the University at Buffalo’s Sensors & MicroActuators Learning Lab, and a student teaching assistant where he is also a mentor to freshman and even junior engineering students.
As an undergraduate researcher, he has made great strides in the development of advanced biometric sensors and additive manufacturing. His research aims to expose weaknesses in biometric security systems so that he may introduce more secure alternatives.
For this work, Kyle has been awarded a grant from the UB Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities and has been accepted for publication by the TechConnect World Innovation Conference. Off-campus, Kyle demonstrates a desire to give back to the community. Through his experience as a student leader, Kyle has become very involved as a teacher in the Science is Elementary program, where he performs science and engineering experiments with fifth-graders at Westminster Community Charter School. Through these experiments, he is able to develop meaningful relationships with the students and present to them the many opportunities available in the STEM field.
Upon completion of his MS, Kyle aims to rebrand Buffalo as an emerging technology center by utilizing his advanced technological skills and combining them with his passionate entrepreneurial drive to create an innovative technology startup.