On December 12, 2002, Mr. Ervin Howard, Education Program Manager with ECSU's You Be The Scientist Program (YBTS) met with Mrs.Wanda Hathaway's YBTS group at Elizabeth City Middle School.Other representatives from ECSU included Ms. Eunice Smith and Mr. Carl Seward, current students at ECSU.

The YBTS group session was convened at Elizabeth City Middle School Computer Lab. The students were required to work on their Satellite Imagery Reports. The students used the computers to search the internet to locate pictures and information of a selected satellite of their choosing.

In addition, Carl Seward and Eunice Smith, representatives from the ONR/NRTS Student Research Program of Elizabeth City State University, emphasized to the YBTS the importance of continual research and attaining a college degree.