Two PhD students from the Texas A&M University Mays Business School Department of Information and Operations Management were singled out for praise at a recent International System Dynamics Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mays student Emre Demirezen was one of the honorees of the Lupina Young Researchers Award, which is granted every year by the Health Policy Special Interest Group of the System Dynamics Society for work in health system dynamics. The award is sponsored by the Lupina Foundation of Toronto, Canada, and is accompanied by a check in the amount of $5,000 (Canada). This award is given to researchers early in their careers to encourage further work in health system dynamics.

Mays student Howard Chuang received an honorary mention (i.e., his was one of the top three papers) for the Dana Meadows Award. This award is given annually for the best paper by a student presented at the annual conference and recognizes high quality student work in the field of system dynamics.

Additionally, the winner of the Dana Meadows Award was another Aggie, Timothy Taylor, a PhD student from the Civil Engineering Department. Only five students were recognized for awards during the conference, three of whom were students at Texas A&M.

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