This electronic archive of Capstone projects and Master's theses is aimed at gathering the culminating experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students. The student authors of these Capstone projects and Master's theses have chosen to make their work publicly available.

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Capstones/Theses from 2008

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A series of trainings for paraprofessionals : instructional strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder, Alison M. Hoff

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COâ‚‚ effects on marine phytoplankton : inhibition of photosynthetic processes, Matthew Peter Huber

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Support of student self-efficacy in the public school classroom, Mary O. Lesher

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Monterey County World AIDS Day-fundraiser and community gathering, Jacob Lesner-Buxton

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Campus Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), Morgan Levell

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Final capstone research report : Watsonville High School promoters of healthy lifestyles : a teen diabetes support group, Isabel Lopez

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Homeless children and their struggle to succeed in their academics, Jessica Martinez

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Communities of excellence in nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention (CX³) : a local needs assessment of Monterey County neighborhoods, Jessica McKillip

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Response to intervention : establishing effective introductory training, Sandra K. Mettler

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Should physical education be a standard for public schools : are unhealthy kids left behind?, Abby G. Michelsen

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Video game violence and the effects on children : a review of the literature, Ellen Miller

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Moses Kushite Connection, Ibrahim Omer

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Attaining permanence : securing legal aid for relative caregivers, Janie Parra

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A review of the literature on the benefits of the visual and performing arts for elementary school children, Melissa Pasa

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Amahoro and God : peace through Christianity and ritual in Burundi, Whitney Popp

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Women's support group, Carmen R. Ramirez

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Senior Capstone Project : Monterey County Child Abuse Response Team protocol (C.A.R.T.) -- law enforcement, Angela Resendiz

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MY group : middle years group for Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services, Nicole Saad

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Senior Capstone Project : interim incorporated vocational fair, Erika Schoendorfer

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From Soviet woman to global sex slave, Natalja Silver

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Senior Capstone Project final research report : quick referral guide, Juju Sousa

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Best approaches to teach students with learning disabilities at the college level, Kathleen Steingrube

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Literature review : what are the best classroom methods to use in assisting elementary students with Tourette Syndrome in reaching academic success?, Brittany Stellin

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Movement, dive behavior, and survival of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) post-treatment for domoic acid toxicosis, Kate Thomas

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Senior Capstone Project final research report : Linking services : Lyceum of Monterey County and Monterey Bay Charter School, Christa Tibbitts

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Monitoring seasonal surface water quality variability in the Carmel River, Monterey County, Trevor Weidner-Holland

Capstones/Theses from 2007

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What primary grade teachers need to know about speech and language, Evanthia Argyriou

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Senior Capstone Project final research report : the visual link in the formation of relationships, Elaine Austin

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Understanding Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria population fluctuations and community relationships, Brianne Bieschke

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Middle school teacher teams, David Brandau

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A review of the literature on the school related contributing factors to childhood obesity, Michelle Buzbee

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Exploring equity, Monique Colon

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Ethics as style, Leslie Connolly

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Breaking the barriers : adult school to college project, Jeanine Curtis

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Exploring learning styles to teach reading, Caroline Earp

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Backpacking through Big Sur, Matthew Faust and Chad Ghiron

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Molecular, histological, and behavioral differences in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and topsmelt (Atherinops affinis) exposed to methylmercury, Daphne Gehringer

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The cost and effectiveness of small-scale control methods on fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, in Natividad Creek Park, Salinas, CA, Abigail Gwinn

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The first five years : providing adequate support and resources for new teachers, Crystal Harvey

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World myths for children, Jeffrey Herring and Jacob Herring

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Translating high school literature into children's literature, Allison Holder

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Parenting styles : what do parents really know?, Tina Jackson

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Film and its influence on the public perception of motorcycle culture, Solomon Kamman

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America's heath care crisis, Amy Krisch and Rachel Wall

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Youth obesity : putting a price on life, Mary Catherine Langford and Serena Pedraza

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An analysis of the use of evidence-based practices for handling aggressive behavior in special education classrooms, Megan Lavengood

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Characterizing sedimentary bedforms as habitat for fishes and invertebrates in the San Juan Archipelago, Washington, USA, and the Georgia Basin, British Columbia, Holly Linda Lopez

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Senior Capstone Project final research report : recommendation for success, Yesenia Lopez Rubio

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The biogeography and distribution of megafauna at three California seamounts, Lonny J. Lundsten

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Peer guide website for new CSUMB students, Maura Mecchella and Alexandra Davis

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Deaf and in need : finding culturally sensitive human services, Colleen M. Moore

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In slow motions : the democratic process in critical-liberatory pedagogy, Michaelia Morgan

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What special needs programs are available?, Wendy Nath

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Beneficially impacting teenagers' knowledge and ability to deal with migraines, Mollie Newman

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Promoting parental involvement among Latino parents at Glen View Elementary School, Maricela Ortiz

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Senior Capstone Project : resources for juvenile sex offenders in Monterey County : Monterey County Probation Department -- Juvenile Division, Ignacio Pacheco

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Incorporating art into education : the importance of teaching creatively in a standards based classroom, Monica Petersen

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Safety sitter class, Rachael Pino

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Residue theorems and their applications : computing integrals once thought impossible to evaluate analytically, Greg Rainwater

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Diet and ecomorphology of the sandpiper skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman, 1908) from the eastern North Pacific, Christopher Scott Rinewalt

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A review of literature on the migrant education program and its involvement on the education system, Omar Sabbah

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A 300-year geochronological assessment of atmospheric mercury depostition in California, Rhea D. Sanders

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Senior Capstone Project final research report : Interim, Inc. -- MCHOME program client handbook and client association, Stacy L. Sanders

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Collaborative Health and Human Services Senior Capstone Project : domestic violence and child maltreatment : an evaluation of policy and best practices, improving Dependency Court outcomes in south Santa Clara County, Susan Shanahan

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The first five years : providing adequate support and resources for new teachers, Jenifer Sosa

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Senior Capstone Project : educating and empowering local women, Jenny Thomas

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Implementing voluntary smoke-free entryways at agricultural companies in Salinas : employers' attitudes and responses : Senior Capstone Project, Lan Tran

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Senior Capstone Project : share the love : implementing animal therapy in long-term care facilities, Laurie Trujillo

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Regulating the population : day laborers and the comprehensive immigration reform, Caitlin Urie

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The negative effect of Prozac on teenagers in the United States, Jennifer Vares

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I want to speak English like you : one woman's experience teaching English to adults in Senegal, Jenny F. Webster

Capstones/Theses from 2006

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Senior capstone : the intellectual precepts for the Iraq war, Neil Amos

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Access to justice : legal assistance for low-income people in California, Cecilia Arias-Deniz

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Onanistic feminism -- a feminist perspective : a case study of Indonesian feminist media, Meike Bhariana

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Trace element concentrations in the Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardii, in central and northern California : a thesis ..., Tiffini Jo Brookens

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Subversive beauty : reading and creating culture, Normi Burke

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A political profession : motivating pre-service teachers to participate in our democracy, Jennifer Cottle

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Age, growth, and reproduction of the Roughtail Skate Bathyraja trachura (Gilbert, 1892) from the eastern North Pacific, Chanté Davis

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Transition services in special education : What is working? What are the challenges? : a thesis ..., Sharon Duty

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Transsexual individuals’ experiences in psychotherapy : a partial replication, Elizabeth Ehrmann

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Technology as a tool for inclusion in multicultural classrooms, Kristina Hamill

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Same-sex marriage : Right or wrong? Past, present, and future, Jessica Hannibal and Summer Snell

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Growing up with migration : impacts on Oaxacan youth culture and identity, Natalie Hudson

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Second Harvest (SH) prepares for the next big disaster, Timothy Inglish

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Mercury methylation in sediments from coastal and Sierra watersheds : implications for methylmercury mitigation in the San Francisco Bay-Delta complex, Tom Stewart Kimball

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From fists to words : a revolutionized awareness based on peace, Kristen Ana LaFollette

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The effects of nutrition on the cognitive skills of students from kindergarten through third grades, Rebecca Lorentz

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Water quality monitoring for suitable juvenile Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) habitat in the Carmel River Lagoon during minimal fresh water inflow : a capstone project ..., Eric M. Lumas

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Parental empowerment through involvement : presented to ..., Anneliese Neitling

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Downtown redevelopment and homeless services : history and factors of the Soledad Street controversy, Aaron Nousaine

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The importance of career exploration to at-risk middle school students : a thesis ..., Craig Panzer

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California State University, Monterey Bay Student-Athlete Handbook : action thesis ..., Abrahm P. Pedroza

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Early and appropriate remediation and accommodation for dysgraphic students, Denise Phipps-Craig

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Media violence and its impact on society and teenagers, Irina Reissler

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Teaching collaboration for the performing arts : program design that creates a bridge between Monterey Peninsula College and California State University, Monterey Bay while giving the community voice, Steven Retsky

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The importance of early intervention for students with or at-risk for emotional disturbance or conduct disorder, Jesse, Richards

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Food habits of the Longnose Skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters, Heather Joan Robinson

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Creativity, Rebecca Ross

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Veterans Transition Center (VTC) resource guide, Matthew Ryan

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Improving independent living skills training for youth exiting foster care in Monterey County, Christy Ann Scaife