FAU Student’s Invention Wins Statewide Contest

By Paul Owers | 04/29/2021

Tags: Adams-Center | Centers | Entrepreneurship
Categories: Students | Accolades

Student Paris Prince

Paris Prince, a senior at FAU High School and junior at the university, won a statewide competition for an innovation that allows users to wash their hands without an external water supply.

Prince, 18, took first place in the MuniMod virtual competition held by the Florida League of Cities. She earned $15,000 for SPods, a dissolvable water and soap capsule.  

Prince’s project beat seven others from FAU, Flagler College, Florida A&M University, Florida International University, Florida State University and the University of Florida. MuniMod participants use their skills and knowledge to help cities solve real-world problems.

The Florida League of Cities, founded in 1922, is a civic organization that represents municipal governments across the Sunshine State.

Prince’s SPods finished in a three-way tie for second place in FAU’s Business Plan Competition on April 16. She was awarded $3,000 in that contest.