Scott Stanley, joined staff as the new Science Lab Manager on Aug. 8.
As the new Manager, Stanley will assist faculty in a variety of ways. He will be responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining inventories on supplies, preparing and breaking down labs. He will also be responsible for helping to maintain safety and compliance with government regulations.
Critical need for Lab Manager
When asked what his presence means for students, Stanley responded, "I think there will be more time with instructors. Instead of having to mix solutions, faculty will be able to better guide students." The Science Lab Manager position was incorporated to take some pressure off of faculty members and to give them more time to devote to meeting with students.
Stanley currently lives in Harrisburg, and before being hired, Stanley worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center. Stanley holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Kansas, one in Biology and the other in Entomology and Apiculture.
Comparing the University of Kansas to Wilson, Stanley described Wilson as, "A little different but a good different. Everything is a little more familiar. Here, once you get integrated, things are easier to accomplish than at a bigger campus."
Beekeeping on weekends
In addition to a lab manager, Stanley is also an avid beekeeper. He recently transported four colonies of bees from Kansas all the way to Wilson’s Fulton Farm. Through beekeeping, Stanley traveled internationally to many foreign countries. Performing teaching assignments for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Stanley traveled to Nigeria, Haiti, Azerbaijan and Lebanon. While abroad, Stanley operated as a beekeeping trainer, instructing everything from basic beekeeping to investigating bee death.