NGC2014 Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy
From Materials to Devices to System Architecture
Symposium and Spring School (Tutorial Lectures)
Phoenix, Arizona, March 10-14, 2014
 
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About Arizona

Arizona is one of the fifty states of the United States of America, and if you think of WWW as the acronym for the Wild Wild West - that's about it! But if you want to know more, here are some facts to feed your curiosity:


Arizona is a part of the US region commonly known as Southwest. It borders the states of California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Arizona also borders Mexico but does not have a common border with Texas. The State has two major cities, Phoenix and Tucson. Some people may be confused by the fact that the name "Phoenix" is used to call city of Phoenix (capital of Arizona) and the whole mega polis area, which also includes Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert, and a few other cities, which have their own councils, police and taxes.

Origin of the Name "Arizona" - The name "Arizona" has a few roots. It comes from Spanish interpretation of "arizuma" originated from Aztec Indian word for "silver-bearing" and Pima Indian word "arizonac" for "little spring place". Keep this in mind when you go to buy some silver jewelry made by local Native Americans for your significant others during Spring 2014 at our Nano & Giga forum.

Major Industries - mining (copper, molybdenum, gold, and silver), manufacturing and tourism

Major Rivers - Colorado River, Little Colorado River, Gila River, Bill Williams River

Major Lakes - Lake Mead, Lake Havasu, Lake Mohave, Theodore Roosevelt Lake, San Carlos Lake, Lake Powell

Highest Point - Humphreys Peak - 12,633 feet (3,581 m.) above sea level

State Nickname - Grand Canyon State

State Song - Arizona March Song

Political Leaders living in Arizona - Janet Napolitano, John McCain and other celebrities

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Arizona - Ammosaurus, Anchisaurus, Anomoepus, Chindesaurus, Coelophysis, Dilophosaurus, Eubrontes, Massospondylus, Revueltosaurus, Rioarribasaurus, Scutellosaurus, Segisaurus, Sonorasaurus, Syntarsus

Arizona Renaissance Festival

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Other Useful Information is available on the web sites, which have been used to collect the information above:

About Arizona for kids: http://www.azlibrary.gov/links/kidsAZ.cfm

Arizona Chamber of Commerce: http://www.azchamber.com

Facts and trivia: http://www.50states.com/facts/arizona.htm

Arizona Colleges and Universities: http://www.50states.com/college/arizona.htm

Arizona State University: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_State_University


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