|Average Ceiling Height||9′|
|Average Window Size||4′ x 5′|
|Furnishings||Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.|
|More Details||Massie House has a den that has tables and chairs for studying, playing game or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. Each house has two bathrooms. Sinks are in one area with fully-enclosed toilet rooms and fully-enclosed individual shower rooms that have a place for changing. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.|
Samuel Massie received his Ph.D in chemistry from Iowa State University and is one of the most distinguished organic chemists and chemistry educators in the United States. He was named to the Manhattan Project Research Group of Iowa State professor Henry Gilman. In 1966 he became the first African-American professor at the prestigious Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he taught for more than 25 years. Massie also served as chair of the chemistry department from 1977 to 1981, becoming the academy’s first black department chair. In 1981 Iowa State awarded him The Distinguished Achievement Citation. In 1988 The White House Initiative honored Dr. Massie with its first Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to science, technology, and community services. Dr. Massie’s portrait hangs in the National Academy of Science gallery.