This new Math award he is establishing with the Ministry of Education is an attempt to encourage young people to strive for excellence in mathematics. Two years ago, while Dr. Howell was working as a consultant to the Mathematics Competition in Jamaica, he came up with the idea when he came across the staggering statistics of the number of students failing Math in his home country, Antigua.
In 2008, after his mother died from breast cancer, Dr. Howell established the Louisa Howell Scholarship Fund. Students from the United States, Jamaica, and Antigua have been awarded scholarships through this fund.
The Ministry of Education thanks Dr. Howell for his contribution to Education in Antigua and Barbuda.