Tronox, a Henderson manufacturing plant, donated $2,000 to benefit students in the coding and robotics program at Pinecrest Academy. The donation will go toward purchasing the necessary software and equipment for students to design and build robots.
The robotics program is comprised of students ages 10 to 13. They first learn the components of robotics, and how robots are built and controlled. After learning the key engineering elements, students are encouraged to build their own robots to complete specific tasks.
“It’s critical to our company and to our industry, that we cultivate a passion for engineering and technology in these young students,” said Rick Stater, Tronox’s Henderson plant manager. “We appreciate Pinecrest Academy for providing programs such as this, which will eventually allow for bigger opportunities to these students.”
Tronox is a global leader in the mining, production, and marketing of inorganic minerals and chemicals, as well as producer of specialty chemicals including boron products and manganese oxide products. The Tronox electrolytic division is an emerging leader in manganese products, building on their position as one of the largest producers of electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) in the United States. Its product portfolio includes high-performance alkaline EMD, Li-EMD and custom treated EMD for use in lithium (Li) battery applications. Tronox has a long history of R&D production activity in the areas of Li and Li-ion battery materials, including lithium manganese oxide and lithium vanadium oxide.