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

To view capstones and theses separately, please see the links below:

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Capstones/Theses from 2017

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Capstone Project: Media's Impact on Youth, Jessica May

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

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Capstone Project: Monterey Dance Marathon: For The Kids, Mayra Vivanco

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

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Capstone Project: Sound Synthesis: Methods and Techniques, Christopher E. Hilker

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Capstone Project: Spartaneous Individual College Career Workshop, Melissa Ngo

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Capstone Project: The History and Implementation of Jazz Education in the United States, Kyle Hucklebridge

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

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

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Master's Thesis: Algebra Tiles Effect on Mathematical Achievement of Students with Learning Disabilities, Suncere Castro

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Master's Thesis: Analyzing the Use of Strategies of Self-Management for High School Students with Disabilities, Lucy Vucina

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Master's Thesis: An Investigation of Metacognitive, Bottom-up and Top-down Strategies in L2 Listening, Xibo Henderson

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Master's Thesis: Breaks in The Elementary Classroom and Their Effect on Student Behavior, Elisabeth Trambley

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Master's Thesis: Decreasing Elopement in Individuals with Intellectual Disability Using a Modified Jacobson Method, Michelle Goldstone

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Master's Thesis: Decreasing First Grade Transition Time Using the Timely Transitions Game, Corinna O. E. Davis

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Master's Thesis: 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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Master's Thesis: Effects of TIPS Homework on Student Learning, Ying Ying K. Chu

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Master's Thesis: 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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Master's Thesis: Examining the Effects of Using Picture-Based Summaries in a Flipped Classroom Model, Kacee C. Fujinami

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Master's Thesis: Factors Driving Demography and Temporal Variability in PH of the Acid Weed, Desmarestia Herbacea, Angela T. Zepp

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Master's Thesis: Gametophyte Fitness and Costs of Self-Fertilization in the Giant Kelp Macrocystis Pyrifera, Robert A. San Miguel

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

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Master's Thesis: Growth Mindset and Its Effect on Math Achievement, Jessica L. W. Baker

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Master's Thesis: Increasing Student Perceptions of Teacher Caring Using Class Dojo, Chloe Elliott

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

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Master's Thesis: Metabarcoding Analyses of Gut Microbiome Compositions in Red Abalone (Haliotis Rufescens, Swainson, 1822) Fed Different Macroalgal Diets, Jinchen Guo

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Master's Thesis: Nutrient Dynamics in Tidally Restricted Regions of the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maureen M. Wise

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Master's Thesis: Physical Factors Influencing Phytoplankton Abundance in Southern Monterey Bay, C. Ryan Manzer

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Master's Thesis: Physiological Effects of Nitrate, Light, and Intertidal Position on the Red Seaweeds Mazzaella Flaccida and Mazzaella Splendens, Stephan A. Bitterwolf

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Master's Thesis: Positive Behavior Intervention System and Latino/a High School Student Academic Achievement, Jasmin Ramos McEntire

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Master's Thesis: The Effect of Campus Service Learning on Adolescent School Connectedness, Joseph Sinnott

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of a Digital Platform on Achievement in Dental Assisting Classrooms, Maia Hopkins Carpenetti

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention with Students in Special Day Class, Amber Julien

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of University Conversation Groups on English Language Learners, Candice Dunston

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of Using GeoGebra on Student Achievement in Secondary Mathematics, Ashley Rose Martinez

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Master's Thesis: The Effects of Utilizing Behavior Modification Techniques to Reduce Off-Task Behavior, Mayra A. Rangel

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Master's Thesis: The Impact of Second Step on Foster Youth with Disabilities, Matthew Morrison

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Master's Thesis: The Impact of Social Media on ESL Students’ Learning Performance, Phasita Anankulladetch

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Master's Thesis: The Impact of Therapy Balls on In-Seat Behavior for Students with ADHD, Rebecca Boston

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Master's Thesis: The Pow Factor: Graphic Novels in the Classroom, Ashleigh Parker

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Master's Thesis: The Read 180® Program and Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Brianna Griffith

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Master's Thesis: The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction and Latino Students with Learning Disabilities, Jeanne Leone

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Master's Thesis: Thinning DRO Schedules of Reinforcement with Progressive Intervals and Constant Unit Price, Alison Anderson

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Master's Thesis: Using Differential Reinforcement of Low Rates of Behavior to Reduce Perseverative Speech, Taylor Schauer

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Master's Thesis: Using iPad Apps to Improve Communication Skills for Special Education Preschool Students, Maria Gricelda Martínez

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Master's Thesis: Using Online Grammar Lessons for Student Fluency in American Sign Language, Darby Campbell

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Master's Thesis: Utilizing Background Music to Increase In-Seat Behavior for Students with Disabilities, Andrew Whitehead

Capstones/Theses from 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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Capstone Project: Arts Integration: The Missing Link, Samuel G. Cochran

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Capstone Project: A Theoretical Analysis of ISIS Indoctrination and Recruitment, Trevor Hawkins

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Capstone Project: Automation: From Consoles to DAWs, Christian Ekeke

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

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

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

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

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Art Therapy in Special Education, Paige Myers

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

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

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

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Capstone Project: Benefits of Migrant Education Program, Cecilia Serrano

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

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

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Capstone Project: Breaking the Silence by Empowering Women, Noeli Perez

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Capstone Project: Bringing College Awareness to Migrant Parents, Adriana Pimentel and Maria Pimentel

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

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Capstone Project: Bringing Curriculum Outdoors: Implementing Gardening Outdoors, Nicole Aboujaoude

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Capstone Project: 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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Capstone Project: Bullying and Development, Caitlin O'Hare

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Capstone Project: Bullying in Elementary Schools, Tracy Perez-Guzman

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

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Capstone Project: Citizen Engagement in Monterey County, Bernard Green

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Capstone Project: 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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Capstone Project: College Awareness for Spanish Speaking Parents, Mariela G. Morales

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

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

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Capstone Project: Effects of Classroom Relationships Between Students and Teachers on Emotional Development of Elementary School Students, Hannah R. Allen

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Capstone Project: Effects of Obesity in Elementary School Children after No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Victoria L. Moore

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Capstone Project: Elementary Teaching Strategies for LGBTQ Inclusion, Nicole E. Cox

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Capstone Project: Epiphany Through Chaos, Sibel Borquez

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Capstone Project: Exploring Chicana Identity Through Mascaras (Masks) as a Healing Process, Esther Santiago-Sanchez

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Capstone Project: Feeling on an Island, Nima Godusi

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Capstone Project: First Century Roman Wales: An Insight Into Imperial Policy, Austin P. Phipps

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Capstone Project: Fit for School, Erika Rose Bertelsen

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Capstone Project: Gaining Equality In Elementary Schools Through Integration of Technology, Mallery Helmuth

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Capstone Project: German People and the Holocaust, Brandi J. Lopez

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Capstone Project: Goal-Setting and Healthy Choices, Shannon Boulger

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Capstone Project: Growing Together: A Journey to Self-Discovery, Alicia Mehtlan

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Capstone Project: Hooked On Self-Identity: What does it mean to find yourself?, Wesley Barnes and Brent Clay

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Capstone Project: How Two-Way Immersion Programs Close the Achievement Gap, Bethany Finneran

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Capstone Project: Humanity’s Capability of Transcendence through Artificial Intelligence, Zena McCartney

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Capstone Project: I Am a Sexual Being: An Exploration of Over-Sexualization and Its Effects, Erin Bass

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Capstone Project: Identity & Self-Esteem through Re-culturalization: “We are sometimes not who we think we are”, Aki Kurosawa

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Capstone Project: Immigrant Students: Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Education, Dayana Rangel

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Capstone Project: Implementing A Preschool Literacy Curriculum, Darienne Keller-Vallo

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Capstone Project: Implementing arts-integrated lessons through auto-ethnography to improve teacher collaboration, Richard M. Romero Jr

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Capstone Project: Implementing Physical Activity Inside the Classroom, Janet Jacuinde