Happy New Year 2017!
I am pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of Optics and Photonics Education News (OPEN). This publication will provide photonics education news and resources for educators, students, graduates, and employers involved with college photonics programs supported by the National and Regional NSF ATE Photonics Centers. The newsletter will be distributed monthly by email to update you on new photonics information and resources. The content of the newsletter will come from the photonics centers, the OPCN working groups, PACT alumni council members, and professional societies. We also invite you to submit news, photos, events, articles, tools, resources, and other items you think would be of interest; please send such items to our publications staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for possible inclusion in the next issue. Best wishes for a productive year.