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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250 Words of I don't Understand: Reading Struggles for Freshmen College Students, Alicia Bushey

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Achieving Community Change Through A New Framework: An Evaluation to Measure Engagement and Understanding of Strategy Maps, Veronica Sallaz

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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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Advocate Resource Manual CASA Voices for Children, elvia perez

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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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Art Workshop: Stress Reduction for Chinatown Residents, Daisy Leyba

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Beyond the Degree: A Post-Secondary Student Success Workshop Series, Brandon Mariano

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

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Bright Futures; Teaching Parents the importance of well child checkups, Estefania Lopez

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Bullying Stops Here, Zenayda Torres

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CalFresh: Examining Barriers of Low Participation Rates in Santa Cruz County, Yesenia Sanchez

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Caring for Humanity: Non-Profit Elderly Law, Sierra Samp

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Coming into Understanding, Myka Menard

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Court Appointed Special Mentor (CASMs) Instructional Manual, Mounia R. Munsinger

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Creating a more Proficient Food Process Allowing more Teaching Time for Children, Laura P. Pacheco

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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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Developing Leaders for the Future of Alisal, Reyna Alcala

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Domestic Violence, Dating Abuse, Teen Violence, and the Importance of Healthy Relationships, Joey Marie Lopez

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

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Early Education and Parent Involvement, Michelle Espinoza

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Effects of Oceanographic Variability on the Trophic Ecology of Eight Species of Coral Reef Fishes From the Remote Central Pacific, Scott Donald Miller

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

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Empowering Families to Achieve Secondary Education, Guadalupe Flemate

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Engaging Latinos in Literacy, Yeri Rosas

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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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Entrepreneurship vs. Unemployment: One Success Story at a Time, Donald Brennan

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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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First Arrow Indigenous Gathering: An Event For Healthy Outcomes, Natasha Harbert

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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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Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta

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Foster The Future, Gabriela Zuno

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Gear Up & Beyond, Stephanie Sanchez

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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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Healthy Choices For Healthy Teens, Veronica Leon Vega

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IHSS My Source, Daisy Meza

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

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Integrating Ethnic Studies in Social Studies Curriculum, Alyssa Denise Hernández

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It is a Win-Win for Both: Cross-Age Peer Tutoring, Lisa Cardenas

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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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Monterey County Behavioral Health - "Transition To Integrated Care", Jose Francisco Barajas Chavez

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Monterey County's Inequity: An Assessment of South County Needs, omar gutierrez

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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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Restorative Justice: A Parent's Learning Perspective, Alicia Felicitas Lopez Zarate

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

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Si Se Puede: Increasing Latino Parent Involvement and Student Academic Achievement, Jeanette Zavala

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Sound Synthesis: Methods and Techniques, Christopher E. Hilker

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Spanish-Speaking Parents in San Benito County Get Informed on Teen Drug Use, Alejandra Rocha

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Strengthening Families in Santa Cruz County, Yajaira Rubio-Mendoza

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Strengthening the Teacher Toolkit: Effective Autism Inclusion Methods, Roxanne Guel

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Support Groups, Wise Advice, Gloria Martinez

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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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The Social Progression of Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post Vietnam and September 11th Attacks, Ellie McDonald

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The Trauma-Informed Youth Experience Panel, Leah Bennett

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The Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Connection Program Binder Update: A Need for Current Community Resources, Melina Correa

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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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Turning Point Career Exploration, Iliana Cardoso

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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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Utilize Video Technology: Promoting Encompass Community Services, Hugo A. Sanchez

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

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Ven, vamos a platicar (Come, Let's Talk), Angelica Victoria

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