Welcome to the Journey
"Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible Visible and Actionable"
A Grand Challenge Class at the University of Minnesota
Explore this page to follow along with the Fall 2020 student travelers in our Class Travel Journal Story Map as they explore the electric grid, create GIS story maps of Minnesota Power Histories and Minnesota Power Futures, and present their work in Bell Museum events.
This Story Map follows the journey that the course takes to the Bell Museum, then to different sites of Minnesota's electric grid and then following the power lines, back to the Bell Museum. Click on the image below to explore the journey and see student sketches and reflections along the way!
Meet the Student Travelers
We have an exciting group of students this fall!
To learn more about them and see what they have been exploring, check out their Personal Travel Journals by clicking on their image--(except where noted).
Explore student projects below:
MN Power Histories, MN Power Futures, and presentations for the Bell Museum.
Acknowledgements and Contacts:
Jonee Kulman Brigham, AIA, LEED AP O+M, Senior Research Fellow, Minnesota Design Center, College of Design, University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Imbertson, Teaching Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, email@example.com
Fall 2020 Teaching Assistants: Neva Hubbert, Melissa Linville
Thank you to course partners and collaborators, especially the Bell Museum of Natural History which served as an interpretive hub of the journey through the electric grid. And Thank you to the wonderful students, explorer-heros of our Power Systems Journey.