At a young age Devis Dishnica knew he was interested in electronics. As a kid he would take apart anything he could get his hands on. “I was curious about how machines and products worked, and would constantly take things apart at home,” he says. “I remember taking apart my parents’ mechanical alarm clock. Luckily they didn’t get angry because they knew that engineering was in my future.”
At Naugatuck Valley Community College, Devis studied electrical engineering technology. He knew he had chosen the right field when he built an audio recording and playback device from scratch. “I designed the printed circuit board, soldered all the components and made an enclosure for the device,” he explains. “I was proud of the end result and the experience motivated me to continue learning. I realized my passion for problem solving and improving electronics in peoples’ everyday lives.”
He accepted a job at Carrier because of the innovative products and solutions. “One week I am evaluating small scale radar technology and the next I am working with physical access control software,” he says.
“Instead of being locked into a day-to-day routine, I am challenged to be creative in what I do and take ownership of the projects that I’m involved in. The field of engineering is changing at a rapid pace; it’s an exciting time to be an engineer.”
His advice for youth entering the STEM field? “Go for it. The rewards will be countless personally and professionally. There are many opportunities within the engineering field that have the potential to change the world.”