Skill-set, or discipline teams exist for the purpose of developing skills and knowledge within a specific arena (or discipline). These teams are intended specifically to develop skills and to prepare and qualify students to contribute to the robot's design and construction. By the way, you'll likely find these skills useful more generally than just to build DEWBOT IX. Discipline Teams are by nature focused in a specific arena. Students are allowed and encouraged to participate in more than one Discipline Team (but may wish to do so sequentially). Discipline Teams are mentor-driven, but also possess Student Leads.