The SEG Foundation has established the Eric P. Nelson Fund to support graduate student field work. An initial pledge of $50,000 will match equal pledges of support from friends, former students and colleagues, as well as industry contributions. Eric, who died August 27, 2013, was a professor of structural geology at the Colorado School of Mines and a mapping consultant to the minerals industry. A passionate field geologist, Eric enthusiastically mentored many students. This fund recognizes his involvement with the Society of Economic Geologists and his dedication to the utilization of structural geology in understanding and discovering ore deposits.