Welcome to the Journey
Fall 2021

"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 2021 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 name.
(links currently being updated)

Faisal Adam

Vayam Agarwal

Ngote Agborenow

Zuhair Al Bulushi

Yahya Al Farsi

Faisal Al Harthi

Mohamud Ali

Hassan Alqaffas

Jack Beebe

Steven Bell

Mark Borland

Justin Bourassa

Kaya Chaput

Yohan Choi

Sara Cotey

Jacob Crain

Michael Fisher

Colton Frisch

Reed Grumann

Garrett Holmes

David Ibarra

Mohamed Ibrahim

Joseph Jewett

Ricky Kanak

Nidas Kudzin

Alec Lockhart

Kyler Mcnulty

Armstrong O'Connell

William Okuno

Jacob Ozel

Vinh Phung

Randy Quinde

Joe Robin

Mansour Savadogo

Justin Scherzer

Katie Schweiger

Matthew Sherohman

Yuriy Shevchenko

Divya Sivaraman

Maddie Small

Alyssa Taylor

Shehua Thor

Bridget Thuli

Jonelle Toskas

Jason Vivit

Jacob Wenthe

Jake Willette

Steven Zhou

Acknowledgements and Contacts:


Jonee Kulman Brigham, AIA, LEED AP O+M, Senior Research Fellow, Minnesota Design Center, College of Design, University of Minnesota, kulma002@umn.edu

Paul Imbertson, Teaching Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, imberts@umn.edu

Fall 2021 Teaching Assistant: Neva Hubbert

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