John Fogarty

Aiken, SC

Welcome to the about page of the recent Aiken High School graduate John Fogarty. I'm 18 and attend the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC majoring in Electrical Engineering with a double minor in both Business and Music Education. Most people think that my intrest in music is a bit odd considering my primary focus, but music was my first love and I never intend to completely let go of it. When I started attending Aiken High School I joined the Aiken County FIRST robotics team M'Aiken Magic along with their affiliated FTC teams (M'Aiken Tech Magic and Global Force). While the program was already strong when I joined. I would like to believe that as the main software developer I brought the FTC program to a new height of success. From the year I joined the teams I participated on won state championship trophies in both South Carolina and Tennessee. We also went on in 2010 to the World Championship in Atlanta, Ga to win the coveted World Championship winning alliance trophy. I'm currently finishing my freshman year of general studies for my degree and in my free time I continue to mentor the FRC/FTC team that I was on while I was in high school. I work for the University of South Carolina as a student systems administrator keeping various computers across the USC Aiken campus up to date along with programming the various silent mass update files needed to be successful in enterprise computing. I've always been facinated with computers ever since I was a little kid. I took apart my first computer when I was 10 years old...of course it became nothing more than a very large paper-weight afterwards thanks to me...but it sparked the interest in computers and engineering that I still hold inside to this day.

  • Work
    • University of South Carolina Aiken Campus
  • Education
    • USC Columbia Electrical Engineering 16'