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DREAMS Fall 2023 (October 23 – 27) is now OPEN to visitors!

A free, quick and spam-free registration is required to view and interact with presenters and their work.

CLICK HERE to register  to attend DREAMS Fall 2023

DREAMS, Day of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, Arts, Medicine, and the Sciences (and design, entrepreneurship, internships, and more!), is the Johns Hopkins University’s celebration of all the amazing undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative projects our own Hopkins undergraduate students have been able to participate in. We encourage all undergraduate students from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Peabody Institute, and the Whiting School of Engineering to celebrate their experiences with us.

With our undergraduates involved in such varied research and creative opportunities, DREAMS provides the perfect venue to celebrate and share these projects and experiences with the Hopkins community, family, friends, and beyond. DREAMS takes place twice each year in the fall and spring semesters.

Did you miss our most recent DREAMS? You can still view presentations here and even leave comments for presenters (if you create an account and register for the event)!

DREAMS Spring 2023

DREAMS Fall 2022

DREAMS Spring 2022

DREAMS Fall 2021

DREAMS Spring 2021

You can also view presenters historically by event. Visit previous cohorts by year here.

Email us anytime at with questions and suggestions. We love to hear from you!


Friends, family, research group/ lab members, mentors, faculty, staff, university leadership, regardless of time zone, are able to attend DREAMS and support our students

We do ask that all attendees and presenters create a (secure) account on Symposium and register for the specific DREAMS event. This allows attendees and presenters to share comments (back and forth) and us (HOUR) to gather great data and insights.

If you are an undergraduate and do not have a project to present you should attend. DREAMS is a great opportunity to network, to get ideas for projects, to discover faculty, labs and areas that support undergraduate researchers and projects, and to support your peers.

ANY Hopkins undergraduate student who –

  • Received an award (examples: PURA, Aspire, Aronson International Experience Grants, or any other);
  • Had a great study abroad experience;
  • Worked at an amazing internship;
  • Participated in an unbelievable summer REU or other external opportunity;
  • Completed an honors or senior capstone project;
  • Worked on a group research or design project;
  • Had a cool research project or experience;
  • Created or interpreted a piece of music, film, art or written work;
  • Developed a new business or product;
  • Received an amazing fellowship experience (at Hopkins or elsewhere);
  • Helped on an inspiring community service project!

Not sure if you can present? Contact HOUR

Can group projects present?

Group projects are great! The group should select a lead person to complete registration and be the main contact with HOUR staff. A list of group members (and their emails) will be asked at registration. All group members are welcome to participate in the “live sessions,” even taking different shifts throughout the week. If only one member is available to present for the group, that is also fine.

Is DREAMS only a poster session?    NO!

Holding DREAMS virtually allows students to share their projects in many formats like:

  • traditional research posters
    • Poster tips: Check out our Resource page for a poster template and HOUR logos and visit the DMC for access to great software and help with poster design.
  • a slide deck (with a recorded presentation accompanying)
  • a recorded performance, demonstration, short film, or oral presentation
  • a photo or art gallery-like presentation

Thinking of something different? Just reach out to us! HOUR staff wants to work with any student unsure of the best format for their project. Contact us at to brainstorm presentation ideas for your project.

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