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Registration to present at DREAMS Fall 2021 is now open!

Register by October 13  HERE.

What is DREAMS?

DREAMS is the university’s celebration of all the amazing undergraduate research, scholarly and creative projects done by our own Hopkins undergraduate students from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Peabody Institute, and the Whiting School of Engineering. With our undergraduates involved in such varied research and creative opportunities, DREAMS provides the perfect venue to celebrate and share these projects with the Hopkins community, family and friends. 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)!

When will the next DREAMS take place?

Fall DREAMS will take place virtually October 18 – 22, 2021 on the Symposium platform. Registration to present will open on September 15 at the HOUR Undergraduate Research Community in HopkinsGroups (JHED login required).

Who can attend DREAMS?

EVERYONE! 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.

Who can present at DREAMS?

Hopkins undergraduate students 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;
  • Helped on an inspiring community service project!

Not sure if you can present? Contact HOUR

Are group projects accepted?

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 decks (with a recorded presentation accompanying)
  • a recorded performances, demonstrations, short films, or oral presentations
  • a photo or art gallery-like presentations

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.

Where can I get more information about DREAMS?

We continue to update the HOUR website, HOUR social media accounts, and the HOUR Undergraduate Research Community on HopkinsGroups with new information, so bookmark us and check back regularly! And as always, you can email us anytime at

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