Impact by ACM at UCLA

Tech Ethics.

Ethics.

ACM Impact is an up-and-coming initiative of ACM whose mission is to start conversations and promote an understanding of how tech and society affect each other. Our aim is to build a community of people who are passionate about ethical technology, socially impactful engineering, and creating a better future for all!

Our Initiatives

Workshops

The ACM Impact banner: a space shuttle taking off, with a moon behind it

Careers Workshop Series

Fall 2021

Wondering how to harness your tech powers for good? Come out to learn about careers in social impact tech, tech in the nonprofit space, civic tech, environmental tech, and more!

Blog

Anyone from UCLA can write for our our blog! Check this blog post out to see how you can get involved! We look forward to reading your work—in the meantime, check out some of our existing posts!

Past Events

a banner titled "acm impact: careers in social impact tech, thursdays at 5pm"; features an astronaut with a graduation cap in the visor, and some planets and stars in the background

Careers in Social Impact Tech

Winter 2021

We hosted a biweekly series that introduced students at UCLA to various career paths in the realm of ethical technology! Topics included open source technology, sustainable tech, and more.

a banner titled "acm impact: intro to tech ethics, thursdays at 6 pm pdt; features a space shuttle and a background of planets and stars

Intro to Tech Ethics Workshop

Fall 2020

Impact’s inaugural workshop – we held open and educational discussions on topics like bias in machine learning, Big Tech regulation, and military technology.

a banner titled "impact by acm at ucla: policy pitchathon, saturday april 17 10 AM - 5 PM PDT. features a judicial scale with the earth on one arm, and high-tech scroll on the other.

Policy Pitchathon

Spring 2021

This was a hackathon-like event in which participants joined in teams to create legislation for legal issues like data privacy and sustainability, build connections with mentors, and win prizes!

People

Maya smiling beside royce hall

Maya Raman

she/her

  • Impact Director
  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2023
Alyssa smiling in front of a courtyard

Alyssa Wang

she/her

  • Impact Officer
  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2022
Rohan posing on a bridge

Rohan Bansal

he/him

  • Impact Officer
  • Math of Computation Major
  • Class of 2022
a photo of jason smiling in front of some plants

Jason Jewik

he/him

  • Impact Officer
  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2022
Hannah smiling on top of a hill

Hannah Chu

she/her

  • Impact Officer
  • Linguistics Major
  • Class of 2024
Nisha smiling in front of a wood backing

Nisha McNealis

she/her

  • Impact Officer
  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2023