Impact by ACM at UCLA

Tech 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

Upcoming Events

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

ACM Impact x Blueprint Impactathon

Spring 2024

This spring, ACM Impact and Blueprint are hosting UCLA’s first IMPACTATHON! The goal of this hackathon is to partner groups of students with nonprofits in order to aid them in building any technical solutions that the organization requires. Students will get to work directly with nonprofit leaders and work to come up with a product that fits their needs best. The hackathon will be taking place in the first week of spring quarter, from April 12th to 14th. Please fill out the registration form linked here:! Prizes and nonprofit organizations announcements soon to come!


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!


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!


Naisha similing in a car

Naisha Agarwal


  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2026
Alyssa smiling in front of a courtyard

Aarohi Vohra


  • Math Major
  • Class of 2026
Rohan posing on a bridge

Anne Do


  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2027
a photo of jason smiling in front of some plants

Elena Yu


  • Computer Science Major
  • Class of 2025