Abstract for: Dana Meadows Award Presentation

The Dana Meadows Award of the System Dynamics Society is given annually for the best paper by a student presented at the annual System Dynamics Conference. Established in 2001, the prize celebrates and recognizes high quality student work in the field of System Dynamics. In addition to an Award winner, several papers may be selected for honorable mention. The Award winner receives a cash prize, and may receive conference registration and a travel expense allowance. The 2017 award was accepted by Arash Baghaei Lakeh from Virginia Tech for his paper, “The Dual-Process Theory and Understanding of Stocks and Flows,” which was co-authored by Navid Ghaffarzadegan, also from Virginia Tech.