Vice President - Brock Little

Brock recently graduated from The University of Queensland and is now an aerospace engineer at HeliMods, a high-performance company that designs innovative solutions for rotary wing fleets operating in special missions.
Brock is incredibly enthusiastic about the Australian aviation and aerospace industries. As a result of his interests he has become a strong advocate for STEM outreach. Since commencing his univeristy studies in 2013, Brock has held various voluntary roles across a number of different orgnaisations, including the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Brock became involved with AYAA after attending AYAF as a high school student in 2012 and currently holds the role of Vice President.
Brock has gained invaluable experience across industry, government and academia by:

  • Previously working as a aero-mechanical and propulsion engineering intern at Airbus in Australia Pacific on the Australian Army's ARH Tiger Battlefield Helicopter;
  • Participating in United Nations working groups for Space Situational Awareness and Off-Earth Mining as a Young Australian Space Leader Award recipient, which allowed him to attend the Space Generation Congress and International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico; and
  • Completing a master’s thesis on The Effects of Surface Catalycity on Spacecraft Heatshields with The Centre for Hypersonics at The University of Queensland

Overall Brock’s passion for aerodynamics, thermodynamics and STEM has given him a thirst to continue learning beyond his university studies. Brock hopes to continue being an advocate for the growth of the Australian aerospace sector through his involvement with AYAA and other organisations.