Impact CMU 2023 is an annual showcase of CMU student-led social impact projects. Organized by Design for America, the goal of Impact CMU is to celebrate our successes and to create a culture of social good on campus.

April 13 @ Cohon University Center. 12-5PM

Project Awards

Most Impactful: $250

General student Vote

Board Award: $250

Decided by the DFA executive board

Faculty Favorite: $250

Decided by our guest faculty judges

Raffle Prizes

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Beach/Picnic Blanket

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Hues and Cues Game

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Plushies x3

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Throw Blanket


Project Showcase


Enter into raffles to earn prizes and eat free pizza and popcorn!
View impactful projects from our participants and learn about their work.

Kickoff Ceremony


Listen to the opening ceremony with a special guest speaker. Project voting starts.

Voting Ends


Closing Ceremony



Come out support and view the work of our showcase participants


Shivank Joshi, Kacy Liang, Shiyu Zhu, Keerthana Karthikeyan, Isaiah Lerch

Balance Boxes CMU

Sydney Holubow, Olivia McCracken, Skylar Lukic, Ruby Perez Fry, Ethan Sharf, Qingqing Zhao

Project Runway

Myria Mathew, Jinjin Du, Aditi Bamel, Mizuki Kadowaki, Karthik Sivacharan, Ramneek Kaur

Project ignite

Carmen Hagerty, Kate Stamper, Elizabeth Masyukova, Trish Nhan, Lily Klucinec

Organizational Restructuring & Growth for the Ukrainian Cultural & Humanitarian Institute

Daniel Levit, Saisha Rao, Jenny Guo, Libby Eichberger, Nathan Pan, Andrew Sheng

Engineers Without Borders

Shivank Joshi, Kacy Liang, Judy Shu, Vaishnavi Gorantla, Gabriel Prado

Global Business Brigades Panama Trip

Sarah Chen, Melody Wang, Lindsay Lamberti, Justin Ryu

Community Forge Dashboard

Adrienne Li, Mengrou Shou, Martin Cheong

Habitat for Humanity

Brett Gold, Leena Shin, Mia Carrarini, Dylan Bonanno, Jimin Hwang, Luke Grupp, Sydney Shirriff, Veronique Wright, Eli Slothower

Shift HRI: From Robots to Humans

Hugo Simão, Neeta Khanuja

Mindful to yourself

Jason Wang, Gladis Henriquez

Southern Smash CMU

Ashley Gelber, Justin Lam, Aiwen Chen, Melvin Ofosu-Koranteng, Kel-li Chen, Vivian Lin

Ambit: Self-Reflective Device for Adults with ADHD

Julia "Jubbies" Steinweh-Adler

Littoral Society Coastal Degradation Rhetorical Analysis and Development

Matthew Blankley

Metaverse Museum

Yifan Wang, Ruiyi Meng

MOSAIC Showcase of Intersectional Art: Euphonium Recital and Art Exhibit on Intersectionality

Nicole Guccione

Affordable Housing Watchlist

Cody Berger, Saatvik Korisepati