Davis & Elkins College Education Department students and faculty recently attended the West Virginia Science Teachers Association (WVSTA) Conference in Charleston. The group was joined by D&E alumna and Trustee Nancy Evans-Bennett ’66 and her husband, Jim Messersmith. The students attended multiple sessions including one presented by Evans-Bennett and Messersmith titled ‘Can you balance this?’ In addition, Evans-Bennett offset the conference registration costs for the D&E group. From left are Messersmith, Evans-Bennett, D&E Instructor of Education Danielle Riggins, and students Allyson Green of Philippi, Vanessa Collette of Beverly and R.J Weiford of Winfield. WVSTA is a statewide organization that has provided for or supported many of the professional development needs of teachers of science in West Virginia for over 30 years. It is one of two state conferences open to pre-service teachers.