James Orman

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science
Liveris Undergraduate Scholar

James is one of the inaugural scholars of the Liveris Academy, and is in his fifth year of a dual degree, studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Physics.

James is heavily involved in UQ Space, the student rocketry team at UQ, attending competitions and events around the world with the team. Most recently, UQ Space attended the Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico, placing seventh in their category. He is also a senior executive with the Australian Youth Aerospace Association, a national organisation working to develop the Australian aerospace industry from the ground up. Through this role, he’s attended conferences around Australia and the world, including the International Astronautical Congress. In his free time, James is a karate instructor and likes to play the guitar.

James is a casual academic tutor with UQ, and works in UQ Innovate, the student makerspace, where he supports students and staff to prototype and develop coursework and research projects. He hopes to pursue a career solving complex problems with multidisciplinary teams, working to further Australian capability in the aerospace sector, particularly in regards to sustainability.

Through the Liveris Academy, James is able to further hone leadership and critical thinking skills, gaining valuable experience in problem solving outside of purely technical contexts.

James Orman