Awards/Achievements

2022  Featured In FIU Newspaper

Jaquan Starling approaches engineering with a humanist edge

FIU News article highlighting my accomplishments as a recipient of the Jorge and Darlene Perez Honors College Scholarship. 

2021 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Fellow

CreAItivity

This fellowship underneath CreAItivity, a non-profit organization based in California was to spread awareness about the power of artificial intelligence to help solve major issues that society faces today. In this fellowship, we discussed AI ethics, human-robot interactions, fairness and accountability in AI, AI governance, algorithmic auditing, and designing inclusive technology.

2021 Public Interest Technology Fellow

FIU Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

This is a 1.5-day program that aims to prepare FIU students on the importance of public policies that are human-centered design, and on how the use of technology can help solve problems in a more inclusive manner. This program addresses the need for a trained talent pipeline to fill emerging roles in the public and private sector that advance the public good via responsible application of technology and development of timely and relevant policies.

2021 Executive Board Member of the Year

Black Student Union (BSU)

This award presented by the Black Student Union recognizes the executive board member who went above and beyond in their service to BSU.

2020 NACME Scholar

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)

NACME partners with companies to provide scholarships, resources, and opportunities for high-achieving, underrepresented minority college students pursuing careers in engineering and computer science. By supporting their academic endeavors and professional development, NACME produces well-qualified candidates that meet today's urgent hiring demands for more diverse STEM talent.

2018  Featured In FIU Newspaper

Road to FIU ’22: Jaquan Starling

FIU News article highlighting standout members of the Class of 2022.

2018 Published I'll Be Okay(And Other Lies I've Told Myself)

Publication

This book of poems was published during my first year of college. Through writing this book I wanted to connect with others to let them know that they are not alone.

2015 Published Beautiful Poetry For Lovely Children

Publication

This collection of poems was published during my 2nd year of high school with the encouragement of Paul Griffin.