My latest suggestion for fixing the failure rate is this small Rule addition.
Rule-?? Every member of any team that cannot complete a Dynamic event must CRAWL that event on their hands and knees, from start to finish lines.
Meanwhile, teams that DO complete the event would be given a big basket of rotten eggs, and asked to return the basket empty.
But SAE-A is heading in exactly the opposite direction. They have just announced on Facebook that "Over next two weeks we will be releasing nine speciality awards celebrating various achievements from teams at the 2016 Formula SAE-A.".
Aaarghh! More "...every kiddie gets a gold star..." nonsense.