The way I would describe the research culture and environment here at North Carolina A&T would be “inclusive”. The network, camaraderie, sense of duty, and helpfulness in our department and College of Engineering is remarkable. If at any point you need help, answers, or direction/guidance there is always someone to point you in the direction you need to go or put you in contact with those who can help! Another way to describe our culture and environment would be motivational. Once we are given instructions for our next action item, it is left to us to take initiative for a problem solving approach. The students here are encouraged to learn from one another, and being surrounded by such scholastic advancement, it is only natural to adapt with ease.
The only less positive aspect thus far has been the restructuring going on which causes everyone to relocate to different labs and offices, seemingly, every week.