More than just a floor

House History

Chester Hamlin Werkman (1893-1962) received a B.S. (1919) from Purdue University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State (1923 and 1944, respectively). He joined the Iowa State staff in 1921 and from 1945-1957 was a professor and head of bacteriology. Dr. Werkman was one of Iowa State’s most noted scientists. His most notable research led to the discovery of Carbon 12; a tracer element used in plants and in the body. His publications and honors were many. In 1950, he received the Pasteur Award presented annually to the outstanding bacteriologist in the Middle West.

House Details

Floor # 10
Capacity 56
Room Types Single, Double
Gender Co-Ed
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; microfridge; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Werkman House has a large den on the north end of the floor that has tables and chairs for studying, playing a game of cards or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. There are two bathrooms on the floor. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.