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Intern Spotlight - Shaun's R&D Project

Intern Spotlight - Shaun's R&D Project

Shaun Keys

and His R&D Basketball Project

Back when Shaun was starting off his internship at Panther, he was tasked with various projects to become familiar with the tools and machines used in the industry. One of the fun projects he got to experience and build was an interactive basketball game. In this video, Shaun explains the process - and challenges the other interns while doing so. 

Read more about Shaun and the other Interns here.


Game Developer
Shaun Keys - R&D Intern
(35 pts)

Script / Videographer / Basketball Player
Michal Bodzianowski - Marketing Intern
(27 pts)

Special Guest / Basketball Player
Truman Giesen - Service Intern
(33 pts)

Produced and Published by Panther Industries, Inc.
Panther is proud to partner with STEM School Highlands Ranch for its internship program.

Intern Spotlight - Truman's Internship Reflection

Intern Spotlight - Truman's Internship Reflection

Truman Giesen

An Update from His Service Department Internship

"I’m Truman Giesen, and I have been working with Panther since last summer where I was part of their first year of interns. Last summer I worked upstairs with Joel in 3D Design, and this year I’m actually assembling the machines downstairs in the workshop. In the first few weeks this year we mainly went through a lot of groundwork, like getting to understand how the interns fit into the overall scheme of the service department. Since I've worked with Panther before, I already kind of had a base understanding of the machines and how they’re assembled. So my internship so far has really built upon that and has given me a much deeper understanding of these new concepts while providing me opportunities to learn more in depth about what I already had known.

Lately we interns have been given much more freedom and independence. We’re working with other interns in addition to full-time employees, and I feel like we’ve been given more respect and more trust with the machines. We’ve also been allowed to do more in-depth assemblies than before, and we’ve branched out to do other things. For example, I was taught a little bit of the programming of the machines, so there’s a lot more to the service internship than just putting a few screws in them.

Before Panther, I had a good understanding of assembly, a good understanding of hardware, so putting together the machines was just kind of base knowledge for me. I know how to use a T-handle wrench and I can find the right size hardware. So what really is the hardest part of the internship for me is the electronics. Cutting, stripping, and labelling wires: they’re all something I did not have much experience with before coming to Panther.  It’s all a new aspect for me , and it’s been a struggle to learn. But when you finally get it right, it’s very rewarding to see a machine power on with your wiring inside.

In the future I’d like to do more programming. The little bit that we touched on was a lot of fun, and I’m hoping I get the chance to program the whole machine. It is a lot more intricate than anything I’ve done so far, but being able to work with actual code and to have something that I made continue in all of the Panther models instead of just the ones that I build would be really cool. I think it would be a lot of fun to try to figure out a challenge like programming something so intense.

Ultimately, I’m really glad that I’ve been given this opportunity. Last year when I signed up they only took three interns, and while they have taken more this year it still could have been extremely difficult to get the position. In the end I’m just really glad that I got the opportunity because its given me new horizons and actual experience in fields that I would like to go into in the future. It's been an amazing experience, and I’m super glad that I am a part of Panther’s team this summer."

-Truman Giesen

Read more about Truman and the other Interns here.

Introducing the New Panther Industries Interns

Introducing the New Panther Industries Interns

Summer 2018 Panther Internship Students

Panther Industries is pleased to introduce the new students that were selected to participate in our current internship program. These individuals will be participating in real-world business experiences – from engineering to manufacturing to marketing –  to support their current and continuing education efforts.

Panther is honored to partner with local schools and have these incredible students work with our company.
Please check out what they have to say so far!



Computer Aided Design (CAD)

"My name is Charles. I’m actually very interested in cars, so I would like to go for an automotive design or mechanical engineering degree. I took a CAD (Computer Aided Design) class recently at school, and Mr. Shall, a teacher there, told me I could get an internship at Panther. So I decided to look into it and I got the internship, and now I am using CAD to basically do everything that I would have done in the automotive world, except it’s in a different setting and I’m getting exposure to the CAD world as well and everything they do with it."

Charles is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch


Augmented Reality

"My name is Ethan and I’ve been the augmented reality intern here at Panther for about 5 weeks now. I’ve been utilizing augmented reality for around three years, and now I’m developing an augmented reality support app for Panther."

Ethan is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch


Service Department

"I’m Henry and I’m one of the service interns at Panther. I’m really interested in mechatronics which is the industrial application of robots, and automation as well. It’s really cool being able to learn how these machines work, about the pneumatics and mechanics of it, learning how applicators are made, how to apply labels, about vacuum sensors and vacuum boxes and stuff."

Henry is a Sophomore at STEM School
Highlands Ranch


Service Department

"My name is Josh. I’m completely new to this. I really haven’t had any experience with hands-on work before, and I joined Panther to sort of get that new experience in my life, and also to understand machines better and become more of a handy person when I go off to college. I’ve always been fascinated with machinery, and the way things run in a business and production line, so Panther has really given me an outlet to experience that first hand."

Josh is a graduate of Rock Canyon HS



"I’m Michal. I’m a very avid programmer and naturally I really like working with computers and building them as well. I decided to join up with Panther as I really wanted to get more working experience inside a business. It might be a bit surprising that I ended up doing Marketing, but the role actually requires a lot of experience with website design, social media, and graphic design, all of which being something I’m familiar with and enjoy doing. I’ve only been with Panther for a few days, but I hope the internship continues to give me new challenges to tackle every day."

Michal is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch


Service Department

"My name is Rois, I play baseball and go to Dakota Ridge High School. I decided to get interviewed for the internship at Panther because I was interested in all the machinery and how it works. I’ve always wondered how they put the printers together and stuff like that. The internship is going pretty good actually and I’m learning a lot, and I’m having a lot of fun too. I’m basically assembling print-and-apply machines. I’m not putting together all of them, for example I’m not doing the wiring but instead I’m putting together the main plates and the mechanical parts of it."

Rois is a Sophomore at Dakota Ridge HS



Research and Development

"I'm Shaun. I have always enjoyed automating and making different devices talk to each other, and so I really enjoy the Panther internship. I get to go up to the research and development room and make different machines cooperate, figuring out how exactly to make them communicate so they can automate tasks, which would otherwise take a much longer time for us to complete."

Shaun is a graduate of STEM School
Highlands Ranch


Service Department

"I’m Truman. I’ve always liked making things and knowing how it works, so getting to work at Panther where I get to build machines, and even learn how to program them is really cool. Just getting to see the other side of the machinery I’ve always been intrigued with is definitely a great experience."

Truman is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch