Happy New Year from CHESS! In case you missed it last month I'll summarize: it's only a mild exaggeration to say that CHESS is being almost entirely rebuilt in 2018! Catch up below on construction, User Office, deadlines and job openings. We also include three good science stories showing new capabilities in quantum materials, serial crystallography and micro-XRF imaging. And last but not least, Lora Gruber-Hine updates us on new NSF emphasis and funding initiatives aimed to broaden participation in STEM. We're starting to plan for the CHESS Users' Meeting in June; hope you are, too.