This digital archive of Capstone projects and Master's theses gathers the culminating experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students at CSUMB.

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Capstones/Theses from 2017

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A Discussion Regarding Various Animals' Abilities to Make Music and Move Rhythmically to Songs, Emilie R. Bufford

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Algebra Tiles Effect on Mathematical Achievement of Students with Learning Disabilities, Suncere Castro

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Analyzing the Use of Strategies of Self-Management for High School Students with Disabilities, Lucy Vucina

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And The Beat Goes on: The Story of the Drum Machine, Ismael Medina

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An Investigation of Metacognitive, Bottom-up and Top-down Strategies in L2 Listening, Xibo Henderson

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Breaks in The Elementary Classroom and Their Effect on Student Behavior, Elisabeth Trambley

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Coming into Understanding, Myka Menard

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Creative Outlets Empowering At-Risk Youth: Cultural Expressions through Recording Technology and Multimedia Productions, Gregory Jeffery

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Decreasing Elopement in Individuals with Intellectual Disability Using a Modified Jacobson Method, Michelle Goldstone

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Decreasing First Grade Transition Time Using the Timely Transitions Game, Corinna O. E. Davis

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Dream Variations: Fictional Views of the School to Prison Pipeline, Kierstin R. C. Anderson

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Effects of TIPS Homework on Student Learning, Ying Ying K. Chu

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Engineers Throughout Jazz History, Alex Declet

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English Only? Enrichment of English Language Learner Education, Laura R. Hinton

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Examination of the Relative Influence of Vegetation, Distance from Inflow, and Elevation on Sedimentation in a Coastal Californian Wetland, Ryan M. Bassett

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Examining the Effects of Using Picture-Based Summaries in a Flipped Classroom Model, Kacee C. Fujinami

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Fitspiration: Social Media's Fitness Culture and its Effect on Body Image, Makenzie Norton

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Fixing a Problem; Serving a Solution, Di Anna M. Alvarez

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Gender-Mediated Habitat Associations of Kelp Greenling (Hexagrammos Decagrammus) Along the Central Coast of California, Jessica Flower Moye

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Getting Somewhere: People v. Turner (2016) and the Efficacy of Survivor Narratives, Gheorghe L. Williams

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Growth Mindset and Its Effect on Math Achievement, Jessica L. W. Baker

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Increasing Student Perceptions of Teacher Caring Using Class Dojo, Chloe Elliott

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Legal Discrimination, Jeena D. Tanks

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Life As I Know It: My Story Told Through Poetry, Leah T. Montoya

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Lowering Language Demands: How High-Frequency Word Homework Activities Affect Kindergarten Word Recognition, Katie Marie Meyer

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Media's Impact on Youth, Jessica May

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Millennial Communication in the Workplace: A Cautionary Tale about Social Media, Samantha Rangel

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Music Therapy’s Impact on Substance Abuse Recovery, Justin Bishop-Williams

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Planned Parenthood: Defend or Defund?, Jasmine M. Lopez

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Positive Behavior Intervention System and Latino/a High School Student Academic Achievement, Jasmin Ramos McEntire

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Role Model Stories That Unite Children of Oaxacan Immigrants, Erica Juarez Lopez

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Sound Synthesis: Methods and Techniques, Christopher E. Hilker

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Supporting English Language Learners: Building Rapport by Using Native Language, Andrea Flores

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Telling a Story, Changing the World: California Rural Legal Assistance, Jonathan J. Chavez

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The Benefits of Music in Child Development, Dulce-Paola Ixtupe

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The Drums Throughout Time: Rethinking the Beat, Sal Alamillo

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The Effect of Campus Service Learning on Adolescent School Connectedness, Joseph Sinnott

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The Effects of a Digital Platform on Achievement in Dental Assisting Classrooms, Maia Hopkins Carpenetti

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The Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention with Students in Special Day Class, Amber Julien

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The Effects of University Conversation Groups on English Language Learners, Candice Dunston

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The Effects of Using GeoGebra on Student Achievement in Secondary Mathematics, Ashley Rose Martinez

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The Effects of Utilizing Behavior Modification Techniques to Reduce Off-Task Behavior, Mayra A. Rangel

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The Impact of Second Step on Foster Youth with Disabilities, Matthew Morrison

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The Impact of Social Media on ESL Students’ Learning Performance, Phasita Anankulladetch

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The Impact of Therapy Balls on In-Seat Behavior for Students with ADHD, Rebecca Boston

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The Positive Effect Music Therapy Has on People, Rita Oby Ebo

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The Power of Narrative in the Legal Profession, Christian Wick

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The Pow Factor: Graphic Novels in the Classroom, Ashleigh Parker

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The Pursuit of Happiness: Texting and Romantic Relationships, Sydney A. Fenton

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The Read 180® Program and Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Brianna Griffith

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The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction and Latino Students with Learning Disabilities, Jeanne Leone

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Thinning DRO Schedules of Reinforcement with Progressive Intervals and Constant Unit Price, Alison Anderson

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True Form of Greatness, Michael V. Terry

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Using Differential Reinforcement of Low Rates of Behavior to Reduce Perseverative Speech, Taylor Schauer

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Using iPad Apps to Improve Communication Skills for Special Education Preschool Students, Maria Gricelda Martínez

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Using Online Grammar Lessons for Student Fluency in American Sign Language, Darby Campbell

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Utilizing Background Music to Increase In-Seat Behavior for Students with Disabilities, Andrew Whitehead

Capstones/Theses from 2016

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A Beautiful Apocalypse: A Collection of Poems, Emily M. Kesler

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A Case Study Analysis of Racial Identity Among Heterosexual Black and White Interracial Couples in the Monterey County, Carla Becerra

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Accommodating Students Different Learning Styles with the Use of Technology, Jaime Prieto

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A Comparative History and the Importance of Chamber Music, Aaron M. Sacks

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Addressing the Impact of Deportation on Citizen Children and their Undocumented Parents, Ismael Mondragon

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ADHD in the Classroom: Promoting Teacher Knowledge and Successful Intervention Strategies, Lauryn Michele Fouser

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After School Programs in Housing and Their Role in Supporting Latino Parents in Involving in Their Children’s Education, Lidia M. Mendoza

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Arts Integration: The Missing Link, Samuel G. Cochran

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A Theoretical Analysis of ISIS Indoctrination and Recruitment, Trevor Hawkins

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Automation: From Consoles to DAWs, Christian Ekeke

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Avengers Assemble...In Therapy: An Exploration of Superheroes and their Trauma, Megan R. Butler

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Bad Language: A Study of Structural Violence through Language Policies in Australia, Dylan M. Howes

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Beautifully Scarred: The Journey through Recovery and Loving Thy Self, Racquel Ward

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Becoming Me: A Journey to Womanhood, Haley M. Mathis

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Benefits of Art Therapy in Special Education, Paige Myers

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Benefits of Counseling Services for Elementary School Students, Sarah D. Fuentes

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Benefits of Culturally Responsive Teachers on Elementary Latino Students, Miriam B. Ortega

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Benefits of Implementing Journaling Activities in Physical Education at the Elementary School Level, Ivy Ottmar

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Benefits of Incorporating Health and Wellness Education into the Fifth Grade Curriculum, Allison Brown

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Benefits of Migrant Education Program, Cecilia Serrano

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Benefits of Promoting College Awareness for Low Income Middle and High School Students, Jenna N. Kroboth

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Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation for Young Adults with Special Needs, Summer L. Esseff

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Benefits of Using Videogames as an Educational Tool for Classroom Instruction, Gnylle Gersaniva

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Breaking the Silence by Empowering Women, Noeli Perez

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Bringing College Awareness to Migrant Parents, Adriana Pimentel and Maria Pimentel

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening in Schools, Stephanie Q. Escalera

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Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening Outdoors, Nicole Aboujaoude

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Bringing Sor Juana to Life: Creating a Community-Based Acto to Speak Feminism Into the Educational Dreams of Latinas, Raymundo Navarro

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Bullying and Development, Caitlin O'Hare

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Bullying in Elementary Schools, Tracy Perez-Guzman

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Challenges Faced by English Language Learners, Adriana Contreras Gonzales

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Chicanx (Re)-Claiming Identity and Representation Through Education, Katherin Razo-Gomez

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Citizen Engagement in Monterey County, Bernard Green

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Classroom Community: Creating a Respectful and Accepting Learning Environment to Inspire Student Participation and Achievement, Dana Angelo and Margarita Tapia-Soto

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College Awareness for Spanish Speaking Parents, Mariela G. Morales

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Comparing the Cost of Preamplifiers to Their Sonic Fidelity and Frequency Output, Jackson O. Hunter

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as a Tool to Reduce Discipline, Alyssa Grainger

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Decorating Behavior and Decoration Preference in the Masking Crab, Loxorhynchus Crispatus, Catherine Anne Drake

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Defining the Doratopsis: Investigating the Endpoint of the Paralarval Stage in Chiroteuthis Calyx, Alicia Bitondo

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Developing a Bike-Share Program for Salinas and CSUMB, Brittany Whalen, Ryan Blackman, Monica Mata, and Madi Hare

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Domoic Acid Production in Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) as a General Response to Unbalanced Growth: The Role of Photo-Oxidative Stress, April Woods

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Ecological and Reproductive Consequences of Morphological Variation in Egregia Menziesii (Turner) Areshoug, Heather K. Fulton-Bennett

Effectiveness of Number Lines and Touch Points With Students With Speech Impairment, Satwat Rais