The MAP/Ming Visiting Professorship for Energy and the Environment was established by Mineral Acquisition Partners, Inc. (MAP) <>   and Michael and Diane Ming. This endowment provides Stanford the opportunity to invite a leading, senior scholar in a selected field of Energy and Environment every year.

The scholar is in residence for three to six months and interacts with faculty and students in areas related to the science, technology and/or management of energy. In order to enhance opportunities for interaction, the scholar offers a course or an extended lecture series.