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Enhancing Additive Manufacturing Education with Cybersecurity (CSAM) and Virtual Reality


Enhancing CSAM and Virtual Reality Education


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Project Team




Dr. Crosby (PI)


Dr. Karen Crosby
Professor and Dean of the Dolores M. R. Spikes Honors College, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (225) 771-4624



Dr. Jana (Co-PI)


Dr. Amitava Jana
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (225) 771-5792



Dr. Mensah (CO-PI)


Dr. Patrick Mensah
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (225) 771-4193



Dr. Lawson (CO-PI)


Dr. Albertha Lawson
Professor and Chair, Science and Mathematics Education

Phone: (225) 771-2085



Dr. Ismail (CO-PI)



Dr. Yasser Ismail
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Louisiana University at Lafayette 

Phone: (225) 771-4672





Targeted Courses to Implement CSAM


Please Scroll Down to Find the Implemented CSAM Modules Assigned to Your Course 


Computer-Aided Virtual Environment



Project Dissemination

As part of an effort to ensure the results of the project are disseminated to the manufacturing community on a national scale, the project has enlisted two key parties -- America Makes and Bush Consulting Group.  America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation; Bush Consulting Group is a business consultancy dedicated to the deployment of advanced manufacturing technologies within the business sector.


Project's Collaborator


The Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) will be engaged through the sub-award to support the development and implementation of Virtual Reality (VR) Cybersecurity for Additive Manufacturing educational modules outlined in the proposal.  CIMP-3D director, Dr. Timothy Simpson will be the PI of the sub-award.  Dr. Simpson will assist SU in developing and deploying VR modules for Additive Manufacturing and allow SU access to CIMP-3D modules, software, and applications.

Dr. Timothy Simpson


Dr. Timothy Simpson
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Engineering Design.
Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing Through Direct Digital Deposition.
College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.

Phone: (814) 863-7136







Virtual Additive Manufacturing Workshop by Southern University: The major participating organizations/Institutions from which participants attended and benefited from this workshop are:

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
  • ASTM
  • Penn State University
  • Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group
  • HTE GmbH Heidelberg, Germany
  • Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan

Please press HERE for more information about this workshop.


Project's Evaluator

Dr. Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy


Dr. Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy
Associate Professor of Research, Chemistry Education.
Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, College of Science, Louisiana State University (LSU).
124 Hatcher Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (225) 578-4906