In addition to the field trips that are integrated into courses, the department sponsors a two-day field trip every fall, and DEEPS undergraduates plan their own field trip each Spring Break. Everyone works hard to make these fun, exciting, and comfortable learning experiences that bring us closer together. For concentrators who are interested in more in-depth field-based learning experiences, the department provides resources to attend summer field courses, including some scholarship support for field course expenses.
To help undergrads envision and plan their own careers, DEEPS regularly holds Careers Day events. We invite DEEPS alums who have forged fascinating careers outside of academia back to campus to share their current work, the path that took them there from Brown, and their advice on how to get started on careers in their area.
Social events include spring and fall departmental picnics, holiday parties, and smaller gatherings (often at the homes of faculty members), DUG/GeoClub "movie" nights, an informal (but none-the-less competitive) softball and volleyball league, ultimate frisbee pick-up games, and ad-hoc lunch meetings on the GeoChem green.