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In this digital short of PBS Reno STEM Works we visit with our friends at Tesla and talk with Senior Technical Manager, Amber Debello and Staff Industrial Engineer, Mathew Kengat to find out about what they do and how they build and maintain factories.


STEM — STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. It represents an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to gathering hands-on experience and applying “real-world” knowledge. People who work in STEM fields use knowledge in science, engineering, technology, or math to understand the world around us and to solve problems.

3D — Of, relating to, or representing something in three dimensions; three-dimensional

Architect — The deviser, maker, or creator of anything

Carbon Emission — The release of carbon into the atmosphere, which contributes to global warming or the greenhouse effect

Collaboration — The situation of two or more people working together to create or achieve the same thing

Conveyor — A moving belt that transports objects, as in a factory

Design — To conceive, create, sketch out, or invent something by an architect

Efficient — A function and use with the least amount of waste and most economy

Electric Vehicle — An automobile that is powered entirely or partially by electricity from a battery that requires recharging

Engineer — A person whose job is to design or build machines, engines, or electrical equipment, or things such as roads, railroads, or bridges

Factory — A large building where machines are used to make large quantities of goods

Gigafactory — A large Tesla factory to build Model 3 Teslas

Manufacturing — The making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale

Physics — The science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force

Production Line — An arrangement of machines or sequence of operations involved with a single manufacturing operation or production process

Programming — Programming is the process of creating instructions for a computer through code, which is specifically formatted set of instructions created in a certain way (or "language") that the computer will be able to understand and use

Robot — A machine controlled by a computer that is used to perform jobs automatically

Robotics — The science of making and using robots

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