Community-engaged engineer awarded 2020 Gordon M. Shrum Gold Medal
This year, Raaj Chatterjee receives Simon Fraser University’s most prestigious undergraduate medal, the Gordon M. Shrum Gold Medal. It is bestowed on the graduating student whose high scholastic standing and extracurricular activities demonstrate outstanding qualities of character and unselfish devotion to the university.
Chatterjee was a recipient of an $80,000 Schulich Leadership scholarship award to attend university. He chose Simon Fraser University and recently completed his degree in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering. He not only advocated for more sustainable and socially responsible investments, Chatterjee also made significant contributions to groups such as the Interfaith Homeless Food and Clothing Ministry and Team Phantom during his time at SFU.
Chatterjee joins SFU’s eBrain lab as a graduate student. He will be working with mechatronics professor Faranak Farzan to research technology-based solutions for mental health challenges, such as depression and addiction, using non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation technology.