In November, Team Rumination Nation applied for funding for the project entitled "Emotion and Thought Responses to Data Engagement and Design Features in Diet and Fitness Apps" through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the University of California, Irvine. It was a competitive year; UROP received a record number of 628 applications. The Faculty Advisory Board saw merit in our work and awarded us $500! The team just finished a round of practice data collection sessions, and we're eager to recruit and collect data soon. They will present their research findings at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2019.