The “Rebuild the Infrastructure of STEM Education” event was held at Gulf Coast State College on Sunday.

There, kids were to battle robots, fly drones and experience flight through simulation.

The HSU Educational Foundation is based in Okaloosa County but they wanted to do something for the kids impacted by Hurricane Michael. Organizers say this event was the perfect blend of relief and education. 

“You never know when there’s going to be that moment that’s going to peak a kid’s interest and what they really want to do and today we hope we inspire some of those kids and those adults,” said Katie McCurdy, STEM administrator for GCSC and Bay District Schools.

Chairman for the HSU Educational Foundation, Dr. Paul Hsu said, “We want to give the kids a couple hours of free time, and fun time and in stead of chainsaw, we just want them to have, have some fun.”

Everyone who attended the event also enjoyed free food from waffle house and hub city smokehouse and grill.