SUMMIT courses for 2015!

Learn and shoot bows and arrows!
Blues Dancing
Pittsburgh weather getting you down? Warm up your heart and soul with some blues dancing. Check out this sweet video! You need not have dance experience, a partner, or the Blues in order to take this class!
Tabletop Gaming
Come play fun games! Each session will focus on one of the three categories of tabletop game: Board Games, Role Playing Games, and Miniatures Games. In each session, we will teach a game, play it, debrief on the game, and play again (time permitting).
Color Me Mine
Come and spend some time painting your own pottery! Pieces will be fired and returned to students in the beginning of the semester.No Sign up required. Pop in, pick up a mug, and start painting! Mugs will be baked and given back to you after SUMMIT.
CPR Training
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Note: You WILL receive a CPR Certification badge by completing this course!
Decoding the Lion King
We will watch the movie "The Lion King" then have a follow-up discussion about the film. The discussion will focus on the meaning of the movie and various aspects of the film that are not typically considered. We will relate our discussion to our behavior and beliefs in the real world.
First Aid Training
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Note: You WILL receive a First Aid Certification badge by completing this course!
Nerd Fire Arm Safety
Just like normal Firearms, this class lets students handle Nerf guns and shoot them at targets. Or other people.
Knitting + Crocheting
Learn the basics of knitting or crocheting! No previous experience required.
Massage Therapy
This course will demonstrate the basic techniques of massage therapy. For a majority of the time, students will work ‘hands on’—elements of back/leg massage will be demonstrated and students will be able to practice techniques. All massage therapy in this class will be done over clothes — students will not have to disrobe. Enrolled students should dress comfortably (e.g. t-shirt and sweatpants) and also bring a blanket or large towel with them to class.
Always wanted to know how to fold a paper crane or rose? Tried to get one of those origami books and just get confused by the lines? We'll help you get started by teaching you what those crazy symbols mean to give you the tools to explore more of the world of origami!
Parkour Essentials
Tartan Parkour will be hosting a parkour session for beginners. If you've ever been interested in trying out parkour, come to this session.
This class will provide students with a brief history of Quidditch with respect to its origins from the Harry Potter series and its adaptation into the "Muggle" world. We will go over an overview of gameplay and the specific roles of each position, and then we will finish the class with some drills and a brief scrimmage.
Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing and Laser Cutting
This class will be a fun introduction to Solidworks, 3D Printing, and Laser Cutting as they apply to rapid prototyping. Learn to use each of these tools for yourself in order to make functional objects, artistic creations, or some combination thereof. Half of the class will be spent on instruction in solidworks (don't worry, you'll be doing things yourself the whole time so you won't be bored) and rapid prototyping principles. The other half will be dedicated to creating your own original personal project, in which you will laser cut and 3D print your creations.
Survivor Support Network Training
The Survivor Support Network (formerly Sexual Assault Advisors) is a group of students, staff, and faculty that, through training, learn how to provide support and provide resources to survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. The SSN also provides the same for supporters of survivors. During Training, you will learn about rape culture, consent, survivor-empathy, how to be an active bystander, and more. Become part of the movement to prevent sexual assault and relationship violence.
Sign Language through Pop Music
Learn the basics of sign language through the rhythm of two pop songs! We will learn the vocabulary for introductions and a simple conversation, play sign language games, and learn songs together!