More than 2,000 high school girls in Utah spent Tuesday flying drones, operating robots and testing virtual reality headsets.

Beyond having some fun — and there was plenty of that — there was a bigger purpose behind the event: Introduce these students to possible careers in math, science and engineering with the hope of getting more of them to pursue jobs in the field.

The annual hands-on day of technology, called “SheTech Explorer Day,” was held by Women Tech Council, which works to partner female students with mentors and get more involved in computing. The day included presentations from companies including Adobe, AT&T and Vivint Smart Home.