MAP/Ming Endowment Gift
Three alumni created The MAP/Ming Visiting Professorship on Energy and the Environment in recognition of the profound relationship between energy and environment, and between professor and students.  Jane Woodward, MS '83 (Earth Sciences), MBA '87, is CEO of the investment firm Mineral Acquisition Partners (MAP).   Mike Ming, BS '80 (Petroleum Eng), MS '87 (Eng), is a managing member of K. Stewart Energy Group and his wife Diane Ming, BS '81 (Chem Eng), is a program manager at TRW. 

They all credit Professor A.J. Horn from the School of Earth Sciences and Professor Gil Masters in the School of Engineering with inspiring their studies and their careers in energy.   

Thanks in part to the new professorship, "energy and the environment will become even more firmly established at Stanford," says Professor Jeff Koseff, senior associate dean in the School of Engineering who oversees the development of new academic initiatives.  "What Jane, Mike and Diane did was invaluable in helping us cement an initiative that is now one of the university's top priorities in interdisciplinary programs."