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Patrick V. Smith
  • SMALL (nanobio Sensors and MicroActuators Lab)
    Department of Electrical Engineering

    Bonner Hall #318A

    University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY at Buffalo)
    Buffalo, NY 14260

  • E-mail: pvsmith@buffalo.edu

  • Web-site: www.SMALL.buffalo.edu

Research at SMALL
  • SMALL member since Summer 2010

Education - B.S. ( May 2011)
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY at Buffalo)

    • Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Erie Community College

    • Associates Degree: Engineering Science (GPA: 3.0/4.0)

  • Attended the 59th Annual Western New York Science Congress – Seed Germination Study – Honorable Mention

Project Experience
  • RC Boat
    • Constructed for use in pools/ponds using remote controlled airplane parts for steering and throttle controls.
  • Pneumatic Rockets
    • Constructed out of numerous soda bottles, plastic.
    • Attained heights well over 200 feet with an average pressure of 110psi.
    • Launching tripod constructed with PVC and wood and designed to be launched a safe distance away from user.
  • Construct/Fly RC Planes
    • Constructed numerous airplanes which had to be assembled, soldered and calibrated before flight.
  • Drag Belt – Patent Pending
    • Constructed a device to slow a swimmers average velocity and cause more drag.
    • Allows swimmer to use any stroke, and allows flip turns.
    • Constructed out of shaped plastic and belt, secured snuggly to stomach or back.
    • The device has been tested by over 25 swimmers, many of which are D1 college swimmers.
    • Timed tests were performed showing an average time for 2 laps to be 14 seconds longer then without the belt.
    • Currently Patent Pending.
Work Experience
  • Lifeguard/Aquatic Instructor, Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center, Buffalo NY, 2005-Present
    • Taught swim lessons to both adults and children
    • Maintained a safe environment and enforced all pool regulations.
Technical Skill
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), C++, Maple, AutoCAD
  • Member of the Buffalo Bulls Division I Football Team
    • Position: Wide Receiver, September 2006- January 2008

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