Community Engagement and Support

Community Engagement and Support

INNOVIM is engaged and committed to our local community. From business activities to supporting charities, here are some of the initiatives INNOVIM participates in and supports.

Small Business Science and Engineering Community

Our President, Cindi Brown, is active in the small business science and engineering community. Some of her activities include:

  • Vice President of the Goddard Small Business Council, driving their vision to promote collaboration among the Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) small business contractors
  • Director of Operations for the Maryland Space Business Roundtable (MSBR) board, providing funding support to education-outreach organizations promoting SEM to Maryland students
  • Women in Public Policy member

STEM Education

INNOVIM sponsors a STEM school each year, providing mentorship and financial assistance. Past schools include:

  • Hammond High School
  • South River High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • The Irrational Engineers, Bowie, MD
  • Alabama Nerdettes – Young Women’s Robotics Team

Our senior leaders and employees have been judges at FIRST Robotics Competitions, and they remain deeply committed to FIRST activities.

Professional Societies

Our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Philip Ardanuy, was a NASA/NOAA/USGS Decadal Survey committee member and author, and Fellow and Councilor of the American Meteorological Society.


Over the years, INNOVIM has supported the following organizations: