Gizem Aktaş has won the Dana Meadows Award and the Lupina Young Researchers Award.

Gizem Aktaş has won the Dana Meadows Award and the Lupina Young Researchers Award at the "36th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society" held at Reykjavík, Iceland, on 6-10 August, 2018 with her paper entitled "Modeling the Biological Mechanisms that Determine the Dynamics of Stress Response of the Human Body". She has been the first person who has been given these two awards in the same year.