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Another Journey Begins...

September 2023

This fall, student explorers gather again to explore the electric grid - its history and how it can help us plan our future.  This year the Mississippi River will also be a guide as we explore power plants along the river with our many partners. Follow along the Fall 2023 Journey...


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Article about this class included as a chapter in Energy Transition and Economic Sufficiency, published by the Post Carbon Institute in 2021

Brigham, J. K., & Imbertson, P. (2021). Energy transition education in a power systems journey: Making the invisible, visible. Energy transition and economic sufficiency: Food, transportation and education in a post-carbon society (pp. 227–250). Post Carbon Institute.




Energy Transition Education Article Published about this class

In July, 2020, The Power Systems Journey course was featured in an article called "Energy Transition Education in a Power Systems Journey," in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Brigham, J. K., & Imbertson, P. (2020). Energy-Transition Education in a Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible Visible and Actionable. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 79(3), 981–1022. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajes.12347

(University Library Account Holder's article Access)



Sketching the Invisible: Student Views from a Power Systems Journey

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - January, 2020

RECEPTION: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4pm - 6pm with a brief program at 5:00 pm

Institute on the Environment Commons Meeting and Art Space, LES Building, 1954 Buford Avenue, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota


Discover Your Power!    …at the Power Pop-Up Exhibit

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00pm | Imagine the Future Gallery | Bell Museum

In August 2019: Power Systems Journey was presented at the American Solar Energy Society's Solar 2019 conference in Minneapolis. We enjoyed meeting conference participants at our poster, forum discussion, and switch presentation. Special thanks to student, Jack Pauley for designing the poster about student story maps, and to Aaron Hanson of Energy Transition Lab, and student Allison Chang for joining instructors, Paul Imbertson and Jonee Kulman Brigham in presenting at the Forum.

Discover Your Power!    …at the Power Pop-Up Exhibit

The Power Pop-Up for the Spring 2019 Semester was held Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00pm at the Imagine the Future Gallery at the Bell Museum