The Robert M. Hutchinson Memorial Fund was established by family, friends and colleagues to honor the life and achievements of Robert M. Hutch Hutchinson. Hutch served Colorado School of Mines as a member of the geology department faculty from 1956 to 1998. The Hutchinson Fund helps to carry on his legacy by providing for an annual Brunton Compass award, given at commencement to the most outstanding geological mapping student in that year's Field Geology course. The fund also provides undergraduate geology students with scholarship awards. He is survived by his wife, Bette, and their eight children and six grandchildren.