Students educate the Campus Community on the Importance of Sleep

April 1, 2019

Dr. Jamie Edgin’s undergraduate Sleep and Sleep Disorders course (PSY 478) includes a community outreach component in which students design materials such as websites, flyers and videos centering on an issue they want to communicate to the public. Over the course of two days in April 2019, Dr. Edgin’s students connected with over 100 people in the campus community and shared information on the importance of sleep, such as the hazards of driving while sleep deprived, and the negative impact that all-night study sessions have on health.  In addition to educating others, Dr. Edgin’s students learned valuable skills in effective communication, while also experiencing the satisfaction that comes from community outreach.