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 2018

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Capstone Project: Pilgrims, Patriots & Porters: How Beer Influenced the Creation of the United States, Jordan Leininger

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Capstone Project: Preparing Multiple-Subject Pre-Service Teachers to Work Effectively with Students Who Have Autism, Makalah Vosmera

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Capstone Project: Ready, Set, Involved: The Power of Parents, Maria Chavez

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Capstone Project: Resource/Activity Guide for CASA Advocates, Kathreen Lopez

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Capstone Project: Restoring American Education: An End to Zero Tolerance Policies through Restorative Justice, Mariah Berry

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Capstone Project: Road to Change: A Community’s Story on Strengthening Law Enforcement-Community Relations, Corina Mejia

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Capstone Project: School Based Flu Clinics, Jessica Sanchez

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Capstone Project: S.E.E. Program Guide, Antonio Perez

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Capstone Project: Senior Resource Outreach Project, Mariah Barry

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Capstone Project: Sex Education Among Latino Adolescents, Roxana Tapia

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Capstone Project: Societal Factors Limiting the Access to Education of Girls in Nigeria, Benjamin Stelter

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Capstone Project: Spartan Connections: Developing peer mentorships for freshman success, Kathryn Ramos

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Capstone Project: Spreading the Wealth: Understanding Inadequate Housing and Family Resource Centers, Danielle Cervantes

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Capstone Project: Step by Step: Bridging the Gap between Law Enforcement and Youth, Juan Castro

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Capstone Project: Stress Management in the Kitchen, Haley Rosano

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Capstone Project: Students on Truancy, Gabriela Garcia

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Capstone Project: Student-Teacher Rapport and its Impact on Students’ Sense of Fulfillment, Lisa Nathan

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Capstone Project: Swiping Your Life Away Failing to find love through Dating Apps, Jesus A Ramirez Martinez

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Capstone Project: Take Action Curriculum, Christina Yasay

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Capstone Project: Teaching Disability Awareness to School-Aged Children, Victoria Polanco Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Teaching Gender Diversity in Preschool Classrooms, Nicole Marie Valhuerdi

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Capstone Project: Teaching Nutrition Education to KinderPrep Students, Margarita Perez

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Capstone Project: Teaching Preschoolers About the Lifecycle of a Butterfly, Ashleen Singh

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Capstone Project: The Adverse Environmental and Socio-Cultural Effects of Tourism in Vietnam, Joshua Marx

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Capstone Project: The Art of Cymbal Making, Marcus Gazaway

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Capstone Project: The Domino Effect of Challenging Behaviors, Stephanie Montezuma

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Capstone Project: The Effectiveness of Therapy in the Public School System, Analuisa Flores

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Capstone Project: The Effects of Media on Young Adults with Eating Disorders, Kelsey Sherry

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Capstone Project: The Environmental Effects of Economic Growth of China and India its impact on Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS), Shonjira Chaiwat

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Capstone Project: The Impact of Limited Internet and Computer Access within an Urban Community, Marie Lizbeth Alonzo

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Capstone Project: The Importance and Challenges of Self-Reflecting on Identity and Privilege for White Pre-Service Teachers, Carlie Dawson

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Capstone Project: The Importance and New Interpretation of Physical Education in the Elementary School Setting: Health and Wellness Education, Kimberly Ackley

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Capstone Project: The Importance of Introducing Growth Mindset to Childcare Professionals, Jenn Hall

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Capstone Project: The Irony of the Arab Springs in Tunisia: Democratic Governance and Women's Rights, Jalea Finkelstein

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Capstone Project: The Lack of Nutrition Education among Student Athletes, Julia Garcia

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Capstone Project: The Socio-Cultural Implications of the Aging Population in Japan, Jacqueline Banas

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Capstone Project: The Universal Language of Music: Why Music is Important in Education, Carron Prudhon

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Capstone Project: Together We Play, Together We Learn, Josefina Mosqueda

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Capstone Project: Tracing Moral Injury in US Wars and Implications for the Year 2050, Robert A. Jensen

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Capstone Project: Urban Geography, Gentrification, and Memory of the Black Panther Party: An Essay in Photographs, Mikayla A. Kraus

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Capstone Project: West Side Story: Success Within Special Education Through Arts Integration, Kelly Richardson

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Capstone Project: 2018 College Knowledge & More, Monica Montano

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Capstone Project: A Recipe for Success: Libros del Corazon, Cultura, y Las Comadres, Sandra Figueroa

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Implementing Physical Activity in the Elementary School Classroom, K C

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Capstone Project: Cafe Tacvba and its 30-Year Journey, Steve Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Connections for a Healthier You, Marisela Gonzalez

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Capstone Project: Decolonizing the Runway: Cultural Appropriation in Fashion, Ruth Puga

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Capstone Project: Digital Education and Evaluation in Monterey County: Overcoming Barriers in the Low-Income Community, Beatriz Fernandez

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Capstone Project: Effects of Standardized Tests on English Language Learners at the Elementary School Level, Stephanie Chavez

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Capstone Project: Elements of Authenticity in Jamaican and Jamaican-Infused Music, Nayeli Alonso

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Capstone Project: Highway to Hell: Redefining School Discipline to Unclog the School to Prison Pipeline for Latino Youth, Danika Torres

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Capstone Project: Importance of Digital Devices in a School in the Monterey County, Ivan Cruz Aguilar

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Capstone Project: Increasing Access with Online Enrollment, Jazmin M. Cardoso

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Capstone Project: Integrating the Arts to Enhance the Development and Academic Performance of Students Receiving Special Education Services, Kayla Cota

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Capstone Project: Mental Health And Suicide Awareness In Youth, Maria Monserrat Valdez

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Capstone Project: Move It or Lose It, Andrew Johnson

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Capstone Project: Neoliberal Practices and Their Effects: A Case Study of Maquiladoras in Mexico, Ashley Dement

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Capstone Project: Prevention of Germs Spreading Amongst Preschoolers, Maria Christina DeLima

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Capstone Project: Prevention Programming for Middle School-Age Youth in Santa Cruz County: A Research Project, Elsa Montesinos

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Capstone Project: Promoting Critical Thinking Through Technology in the Classroom, Jenna Coveney

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Capstone Project: Prospects and Challenges of Education Facing Latino Students, Diana Lizbeth Soria

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Capstone Project: Ready Set Involved: The Power of Parents, Abigail Cuevas

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Capstone Project: Teaching Kindergarteners about Unhealthy and Healthy Foods, Brittany Young

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Capstone Project: Tertiary Education for Refugees: The challenges refugees face in gaining access to higher education, Adriana Ramirez Altamirano

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Capstone Project: The History and Development of House Music as a Genre, Brandon Avila

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Capstone Project: The International Movement of Companies and Investments; A Case Study of Reverse Mergers and Takeovers, James Krauskopf

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Capstone Project: The Major Determinates of Female Immigrant Wages, Mirla M. Ramirez

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Capstone Project: The Role of Bilingual Education at the Elementary School Level, Maria Ortiz

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Capstone Project: U.S. cultivated, con Origen Mexicano: Exploring The Identity Formation of Returned Migrants, Alejandra Martinez

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Master's Thesis: Accelerated Reader Implementation and Student Reading Attitudes, Alexander Schenck

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Master's Thesis: Computer Simulations with Developing and Using Models in the NGSS Curriculum, Tiana Mohondro

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Master's Thesis: Effectiveness of System 44® as an Intervention for Students with Learning Disabilities, Christopher K. Alreck

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Behavior Management Training with Paraprofessionals in a Special Day Class, Leslie Castro

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Guided Reading on Third-grade Students' Reading Ability, Stella Ugonnaya Etumnu

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Hypoxia on the Behavior and Physiology of Juvenile Stage Temperate Reef Fishes (Genus: Sebastes), Evan Gilman Mattiasen

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Master's Thesis: English Language Learners and Reading Comprehension: Exploring the Role of Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Mind (SCT), Brad Bauer

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Master's Thesis: Examining the Effect of Flipped Learning on English Language Learner Mathematics Achievement, Kimberlee Margosian

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Master's Thesis: Implementing Multisensory Techniques when Teaching Letter Knowledge, Franciska Karpovich

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Master's Thesis: Increasing Chinese Character Recognition Using Incremental Rehearsal with a Morphological Component, Lan Chen

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Master's Thesis: Increasing On-Task Behavior of Students with Autism using Classical Music, Amanda Greenleaf

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Master's Thesis: Intercultural Communicative Competence of Novice-Level Japanese Learners, Minako Kamimura

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Master's Thesis: Middle School Students’ Confidence in Public Speaking, Kimberly Kellam

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Master's Thesis: Multiplication Automaticity for Students with Learning Disabilities, Sandra G. Barton

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Master's Thesis: Peer-mediated Communication Skill Instruction in the Reverse Mainstreaming Environment for Students with Autism, Rachel Gross

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Master's Thesis: Phenology and the Response to Disturbance of the Fucoid, Stephanocystis osmundacea, Cody Dawson

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Master's Thesis: Population Density and Spatial Distribution of Abyssal Epibenthic Holothurians Using Fine Scale Time Series Imagery (2007-2017), Larissa Lemon

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Master's Thesis: Promoting Appropriately Engaged Behavior in the Classroom with Student Self-Monitoring and Teacher Feedback, Julia Jensen

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Master's Thesis: Reducing Disruptive Behaviors in Students With Emotional and Behavior Disorders, Diego Ortega

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Master's Thesis: Shifting Species Boundaries: Mytilus Spp. on the Pacific Coast, Melinda Kathleen Wheelock

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Master's Thesis: The Effectiveness of Recasts in Improving the Understanding of English Possessive Pronouns, Malalai Popal

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Master's Thesis: The Effect of WhyTry on Student Motivation, David Garrison

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of Simultaneous Prompting and Instructive Feedback For Individuals with Autism, Brandie S. Rankin

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Master's Thesis: The Impact of a Social Skills Curriculum on School Connectedness for Students with Disabilities, Riley Glenn

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Master's Thesis: The Impact of Listening to Preferred Music on Behavior for Students with Disabilities, Angela Telles

Capstones/Theses from 2017

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

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Capstone Project: Addressing Social Issues Affecting Vulnerable Populations in San Benito County through Community Events, Lucila Alvarez

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

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Capstone Project: Advocate Resource Manual CASA Voices for Children, elvia perez

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Capstone Project: A Forgotten Demographic: Low-Income First-Generation College Students, Ryan Joseph-Lee Haynes

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Capstone Project: Almost Home: An Interim Solution to Homelessness, Daleen M. Pearse