Jenna Smith and Quyen Ha were selected to receive prestigious Student Assistantship opportunity at the 2018 ESRI User Conference, to be held in July in San Diego, CA. Jenna and Quyen will provide support in a variety of roles during the conference, many of which will put them into direct contact with leaders in the geospatial industry, and allow them access to conference sessions and social events. This award provides registration costs, hotel accommodations, per diem allowance for meals, and unparalleled network and professional opportunities. In its company description, ESRI notes that it has metaphorically “survived five tectonic shifts in technology” and continues to be focused on the user experience of its software. Congratulations to Jenna and Quyen, who will get the chance to see this bedrock-solid GIS company up close!