During these early years as carbon fiber transformed golf, tennis, and countless other recreation activities, Stan first experimented with using carbon fiber in string instruments. His fascination with the science of carbon fiber bowmaking grew through his early career and eventually, after enlisting other bowmakers and engineers, led to creation of the CodaBow. Along the way to pioneering carbon fiber bows for stringed instruments, Stan also made significant contributions to the scientific community. In addition to authoring 40 publications, eight patents, and four ASTM Standards, Stan led creation of the Winona State University Composites Engineering Program (the only undergraduate composites program in the US). In 1987, the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processes Engineering (SAMPE) honored Stan’s contributions to the composites industry by electing him SAMPE Fellow, a distinction that only 24 people worldwide had received.