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COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately, the 2020 SILS Project Fair has been canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please be sure to follow UNC’s guidance with respect to the coronavirus and its impacts on our campus community. Updates are being posted on UNC’s Coronavirus Updates page.


Friday, April 17, 2pm – 4pm, Manning Hall Room 001

SILS is pleased to announce the 2020 SILS Project Fair. This is the 6th annual project fair, an event designed to showcase the work of both our graduate and undergraduate students. Students will have the opportunity to present posters or interactive demos showcasing a project they have done while at SILS.  Entries to the project fair can be based on individual or team class projects, research projects, or side projects developed for any other reason.  This is a great chance to show what you’ve done, receive recognition, and share ideas.

A panel will review the presentations and make awards in three categories:

  • Best Project Award ($200, decided by awards committee, sponsored by SILS)
  • Social Impact Award ($100, decided by awards committee, sponsored by SILS)
  • People’s Choice Award ($100, decided by attendees, sponsored by LAUNC-CH)

This event is open to the public, and we hope you’ll decide to come browse the posters or demos even if you don’t present your own work.  It’s a great way to see what your friends and colleagues have been up to in their work!

Snacks and drinks will be provided for all attendees.

We hope to see you there!

To participate as a presenter, you must register no later than April 10 by completing this registration form.

Read about past SILS Project Fairs, including names of award winners and photos, in the archive!

16941532937_0d10a2f0ff_kFrequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a size limit on posters?  How will they be displayed?

A: Posters can be up to 3’x4′ in size.  Posters will be placed on table tops or taped to walls.  Easels will NOT be provided.


Q: What should an interactive demo entry look like?

A: Interactive demos should be shown to audience members using your own laptop or any other device that you provide.  There is limited power in the room, but you should come with fully charged laptops as there may not be enough outlets for all participants.  In addition, interactive demo teams can prepare posters that adhere to the general poster requirements (see question above about posters).  Demos will take place on classroom tables or desks.


Q: Who is eligible to enter the project fair?

A: All SILS undergraduate and master’s program students are eligible.


Q: How do we register?

You must register using the link provided at the top of this page, after the text “To participate, you must register…”


Q: Do you have information about past SILS Project Fairs?

Information about past SILS Project Fairs, including award winners and photos, can be found here.


Q: Other questions?

Contact David Gotz with any other questions you might have about the project fair.


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