Each team of six students works together to move through the epidemiological process to help solve disease outbreaks. Student teams are composed of three pairs of student specialists. The specialists are:
1. Infectious Disease Specialists
3. Disease Transmission Specialists.
Specialist groups have specific tasks, and frequently need to collaborate with the other specialists in their team, and thus should be seated near each other. They do not interact with other teams and ideally each team is somewhat separated
Videoconferencing equipment (so students can see, hear and talk to Chief Epidemiologist) is placed at the front of the room to display a live view of the Chief Epidemiologist at the Challenger Learning Center who guides the mission and receives periodic student reports.