U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, left, visit engineering teacher Allison Murray's class at Central Falls High School Friday to talk to students about their robotics and engineering studies and to see first-hand the benefits the students have realized following a recent AT&T grant of $5,000 to the school's program. (Ernest A. Brown/The Times)

CENTRAL FALLS — On a given day at Central Falls High School, you can find sophomore Rasec Torres and freshman Marcus Baptista in Alison Murray’s physics and engineering class, programming and designing their robots.

“It’s a relief to see your hard work has paid off,” Bapitsta said while looking at the robot from inside the classroom Friday afternoon. “It feels really good when it comes out the way you want it,” Torres added.

However, last Friday afternoon, Torres, Baptista, and their fellow classmates were showing off their robotics work for a group of special guests, including Sen. Jack Reed and Mayor James Diossa.

Reed and Diossa, along with AT&T New England President Patricia Jacobs were in attendance to discuss a $5,000 grant from AT&T which will allow the robotics program at Central Falls High to purchase additional equipment, including a 3-D printer.

Murray, a physics and engineering teacher and robotics mentor at Central Falls High, said that the students “love” the robotics, noting that this is the first year in which robotics are in the classroom.

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