OHS graduate displays leadership at ISU

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

OTTUMWA — When OHS graduate Sam Kramer started his freshman year at Iowa State in fall 2015, he was disappointed to find that all the chemical engineering courses that dealt with bio-fuel were closed to underclassmen. Kramer, who majors in chemical engineering and economics, found his chance in the BioBus club.

He didn’t know it would lead to his appointment to a national organization.

CyRide, the bus service that provides transportation for students at ISU, operates 12 hybrid buses that run on a mix of bio-diesel generated by the BioBus club. Students involved in the program collect cooking oil from Iowa State’s dining halls, and over a period of one to two weeks process about 30 gallons of fuel for CyRide’s hybrid fleet.

After working with the club during his freshman year, scheduling conflicts forced Kramer to step away the following year. Then, due to a lack of interest, the club folded.

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