Stories from "Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible Visible and Actionable"

A Grand Challenge Class at the University of Minnesota

From the Bell Museum to the Grid and Back: Class Story Map

This Story Map follows the journey that the course to Bell Museum, then to different sites of Minnesota's electric grid and then back to the Bell. Click on the image below to explore the journey and see student sketches and reflections along the way!

Explore student projects below: MN Power Histories, MN Power Futures, the Power Pop-Up Exhibit at the Bell Museum, and Sketching the Invisible

MN Power Histories

MN Power Futures

Sketching the Invisible

Acknowledgements and Contacts:


Jonee Kulman Brigham, AIA, LEED AP O+M, Senior Research Fellow, Minnesota Design Center, College of Design, University of Minnesota,

Paul Imbertson, Teaching Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Teaching Assistant: Anders Hopkins

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.

Banner Photo: Photo by Steven Su on Unsplash