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Important Comps Dates

Junior Year

October (when going to NZ) or January - Joint meeting with Junior & Seniors; Seniors present comps elevator talks

February - Meeting to discuss summer opportunities in Geology (NSF-REU, Keck, Research with Faculty, etc.) 

May - Planning sheet for summer research projects due

  • Usually a week after the spring departmental field trip (not a final comps proposal).
  • Budget requests due on same date

Senior Year

Fall Term – Senior Comps Seminar - Weekly meetings on Thursdays, 8:30 to 10:00 am

  • Covers proposal, making figures, references cited, literature review, etc.

September – Comps Proposal due third week of Fall term

October (when going to NZ) or January - Joint meeting with Junior & Seniors; Seniors present comps elevator talks

Winter Term – Senior Comps Seminar - Weekly Meetings on Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30 pm

  • Guidelines for writing a comps paper
  • Attend research talks given by visiting scientists

March – Papers due

  • Papers that miss this deadline cannot be considered for distinction

Spring Term – Senior Comps Seminar

  • First week: How to give a comps talk

April – Comps talks typically Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, 4:30 to 6:00 pm in Olin 141

April – Comps Cleaning

  • Clean out rock samples, lab glassware etc. from your comps work areas
  • Talk to your adviser about what materials to leave with the department

Watch the Geo Calendar for actual dates.