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September 9, 2021: I have a paper accepted at LAW-DMR 2021!


September 3, 2021: Through the RULE (Research-based Undergraduate Experience) course for Georgetown Linguistics undergraduates, I have been paired with three undergraduates who I will be advising on a research project for the semester.


September 1, 2021: I have received an NCWIT/Bloomberg Conference Grant to attend the 2021 Grace Hopper Conference!


August 19, 2021: Nearing the completion of my research internship at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), I am giving a presentation at the ISI Natural Language Seminar. The title of my presentation is “Leveraging Abstract Meaning Representations to Amplify the Semantic Information Captured in Transformer Models.”


May 28, 2021: I am excited to have been named a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar, which will support my research for 2021-2022 and summer 2022!


April 23, 2021: I am attending the CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women.


March 6, 2021: I am attending AeroConf, the 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, and presenting my work “A Fully Automated Approach to Requirement Extraction from Design Documents.”


February 18, 2021: I give a research presentation “Computational Sentiment Analysis as a Tool for Metacognition in Literary Analysis” at the 13th Annual GRAPHSY Symposium.


December 9, 2020: Today I gave a talk at Germantown Academy high school for Computer Science Education Week about getting a PhD in computer science and interdisciplinary approaches to computer science.


December 8, 2020: I am attending COLING 2020 virtually, where three papers I co-authored are being presented (one at the main conference and two at LAW, the Linguistic Annotation Workshop).


November 18, 2020: A paper I wrote with Paul Briggs while working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory called “A Fully Automated Approach to Requirement Extraction from Design Documents” has been accepted to appear at IEEE Aerospace 2021!


October 7, 2020: I co-authored two papers accepted to LAW 2020!


October 6, 2020: Bradford Salen and I co-found the Georgetown Second Language Acquisition Reading Group, with an emphasis on computational approaches.


September 30, 2020: A paper I worked on with Emma Manning and Nathan Schneider about human evaluation of AMR-to-English natural language generation is accepted to COLING 2020!


September 29, 2020: I am attending the Grace Hopper Celebration for the third time, this year virtually.


September 4, 2020: I have been awarded the NCWIT/Bloomberg Grace Hopper Conference Grant to attend the 2020 Grace Hopper Conference!


July 5, 2020: I am at ACL, presenting (via pre-recorded presentation) a paper at the WiNLP workshop. Additionally, I held a virtual Q&A on the paper.

Still from my WiNLP presentation.

May 30, 2020: I have a paper accepted to Widening NLP (WiNLP, co-located with ACL) on coinage production in a Spanish learners corpus!


May 15, 2020: I am excited to be joining the Executive Board of guWeCode(Georgetown University Women Coders) for the 2020-2021 academic year!

Image of attendees at the Graduate School Panel, which I organized through GuWeCode.

October 4, 2019: I am attending the Grace Hopper Celebration, for the second time, in Orlando, FL as a GHC Student Scholar!


September 7, 2019: I have been awarded an Upsilon Pi Epsilon Academic Achievement Award by the UPE Executive Council, on the basis of my academic record, extra-curricular activities and the recommendation of my UPE Advisor.


June 28, 2019: Article published on the Germantown Academy website about my work with Women in Computing.

As president of the student group Women in Computing (WinC), Wein was extremely instrumental in creating an important resource on campus for her and her classmates. 

– “Shira Wein ’15 Makes Her Mark at Lafayette College”, Germantown Academy

May 25, 2019: Today I graduate magna cum laude from Lafayette College with a B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Spanish!


May 13, 2019: At the Lafayette College Honors Convocation, I have been awarded the Frank Kline Baker Spanish and Latin American Civilization Award, awarded to the student who attains the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American Civilization, and the Benjamin F. Barge Oratorical Prize – Honors Thesis Defense, awarded to the graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary oratorical skills in the presentation and discussion of their senior honors thesis.


May 12, 2019: Series of articles published on the Lafayette College website about my work planning Women in STEM Week.

Wein has taken a leadership role on campus, working to increase awareness and provide support for those who are underrepresented in STEM fields.

– “Celebrating Women in STEM”, Lafayette College
Audience at a Women in STEM event.

“Shira was the driving force in putting together Women in STEM week,” Ordille says. “Her leadership has been an incredible asset to the computer science department and to women in STEM-related fields on campus. Her efforts expanded Women in Computing to include an outward focus that is having impact across campus and amongst alumni.”

– Dr. Joann Ordille, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lafayette College and faculty mentor for Women in Computing, “Celebrating Women in STEM”, Lafayette College

May 10, 2019: I have received the 1974 Award at the Aaron O. Hoff Awards, which recognizes the student who most exemplifies the groundbreaking spirit of the first class of women to graduate from Lafayette College by working toward equality for women on campus.

Additionally, Women in Computing, an organization for which I serve as President, is awarded the Big 8 Program of the Year. This award recognizes the student organization who planned and implemented a program or initiative that most impacted the campus community in its emphasis on cross-cultural dialogue, intellectual exploration of a sociocultural issue, and/or social integration across identities. This award is presented for Hidden Figures Week.


April 5, 2019: Article published in The Lafayette student newspaper on Women in STEM Week, a week-long series of events dedicated to empowering women in STEM fields and educating the Lafayette community.

“This week, Lafayette College hosted its first ever Women in STEM week with the intention of highlighting the diverse experiences of women in the field. The week included a variety of activities each day, including guest speakers, panels  and interactive activities. The series of events was a student-led initiative, organized by Wein.

– “Women in STEM Week celebrates diversity of experiences”, The Lafayette