Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller served on the Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Committee of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The committee of scientists, all members of Sigma Xi, gathers twice each year to evaluate more than 1,000 grant proposals submitted by an international pool of applicants.
Miller has served as an evaluator since 2000 and chaired the committee from 2001 to 2007.
Sigma Xi has been making grants-in-aid awards for more than 90 years through the GIAR program that is one of the oldest and largest of its kind. The program has supported more than 40,000 students at a crucial time in their careers. Awards facilitate research done by undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of the sciences and engineering.