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 2007

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Senior Capstone Project final research report : youth involvement leadership program, Carmen Siordia

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Senior Capstone Project : hyperactivity : the healthy snack alternative, Jennifer Spiros

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Senior Capstone Project : increasing physical activities for students at MacQuiddy Elementary School, Brenda Corona

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Senior Capstone Project : reformatting the multi-disciplinary team for Monterey County Adult Protective Services, Jennifer Kollen

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

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Senior project final research project : Marina Del Mar Elementary School social skill groups, Zuleima Arevalo

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Supportive services for Spanish-speaking foster parents in the Monterey County, Daisy Rosas

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Teaching and assessing grammar in the collaborative college composition classroom : a study of my own pedagogy in the teaching of writing at California State University Monterey Bay, John Swanson

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

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The celebrity obsession, Alexis Bennett

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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 effect of graphic organizers on the teaching of reading comprehension skills of special education students, Julie L. Carothers

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

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

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

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The social effects of media violence and its effect on young children, Tiffany Wilson

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

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

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What are the effects of gangs on our public school system?, Stephanie DeLeon

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What challenges the Arabic language learners, and what pedagogical techniques/practices would enhance learning and best motivate the learners, Amna S. Ahmed

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

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What special needs programs are available?, Wendy Nath

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World myths for children, Jeffrey Herring and Jacob Herring

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

Capstones/Theses from 2006

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

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

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Broken contract : : a people's history of CSU Monterey Bay, 1994-2004 ..., Mark Weirick

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

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Creativity, Rebecca Ross

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Defying the dragon : stories of three generations of Japanese American struggle against racism on the Monterey Peninsula, Thomas P. White

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

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Dragon or worm : educational aspirations of DLI Chinese teachers for their adolescent children, Shu Mian Wang

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

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Educating about eating disorders : examining body image curriculum and policy at a small private school, Marita Priya Diaz

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

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

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

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Involvement of Head Start parents in their child's preschool education, using science activities as a tool, Marbella Rodríguez-Chavira

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Learning enforcement : the influence of No Child Left Behind on the fourth grade language arts curriculum in a public school, Yolanda E. Diaz

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Learning styles affecting student learning in online based education systems, Christina Schmunk

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

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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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Multicultural curriculum development in English as a foreign language literature for the fifth grade of Greek elementary school, Athanasia Tasiopoulou

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

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

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Recidivism among juveniles on probation, Rosalba Garcia

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Rethinking the "G" word : grammer as a tool for empowerment : a curriculum development project for a hybrid Grammar Through Writing course : a thesis ..., Janice Coury

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

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

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

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Subversive beauty : reading and creating culture, Normi Burke

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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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Teaching young children how to read : phonics vs. whole language, Kelly Waldo

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

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

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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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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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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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Veterans Transition Center (VTC) resource guide, Matthew Ryan

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Visiting Nurse Association marketing plan : meningitis disease awareness program targeting adolescents and young adults, Kristen Yahn

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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

Capstones/Theses from 2005

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Age, growth, and reproduction of the sandpaper skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman 1908) in the Eastern North Pacific : a thesis ..., Colleena Rae Perez

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Blues with Stu, Vanessa Sandoval

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Capstone portfolio, Anna Falcon, Tessa Babcock, and Rebecca F. Peña

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Character education : early intervention, Dianne Thompson

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Characterization of fog water collection potential at Fort Ord and Glen Deven Ranch near Big Sur, Gregory Ruiz

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Cognitively guided instruction (CGI) for mathematics at the elementary school level, Henry, Cho

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Community college and the re-entry student : addressing obstacles that affect the success of non-traditional female students, Mary Helen Porter

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Community patterns in geothermally influenced sediments, Aroon Melwani

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Cultural diversity of golf : practical and professional ethics a capstone project ..., Jason Tunila

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Current educational practice of alternative schools for misbehaved students in China, Xina Ruheng

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Developing an educational portfolio and survey for the new Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center : a capstone project ..., Tera Farnsworth

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Discovering alternative visual art programs for California schools, Angela Marie Schiaffo

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Discovery, cloning, and analysis of novel fluorescent proteins from various color morphs of Corynactis californica, Christine E. Schnitzler

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Domestic violence public service announcement : the Women's Crisis Center, Dennise Garcia

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Explicit instruction in context : writing in a first grade bilingual classroom, Liliana Batista-Rodriguez

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Feminist art history and theory at California State University Monterey Bay : a descriptive case study of a new course : action thesis ..., Judith Swartz

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For the record : portfolio, Sabrina Hill

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Gateway Center Walkers Club : senior capstone project, Tony Burciaga

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Global phylogeography of thresher sharks (Alopias spp.) inferred from mitochondrial DNA control region sequences : a thesis ..., Tonatiuh Trejo

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Greek parents' attitudes towards the academic and career choices of their children, Florentia Mareta

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Greek parents' perceptions of technology in children's education, Chrysoula Kargioti

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Healthy eating and physical activity curriculum, Adriana Gallegos

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Improving a community college conversation club : helping adult ESL learners to develop oral communication skills : action thesis, Jesús Ochoa-Villicaña

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Inking an identity, Heather Johnson

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Living ruins : : capstone portfolio, Matthew Noah Ulrich

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Multimedia animation outsourcing : capstone proposal ..., Emily L. Garnero

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Never said goodbye, Christian A. Cázares

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Observations on five coral diseases and coral bleaching along the north and west coasts of Dominica, West Indies : a capstone project ..., Jeremy Kerr

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Patterns and causes of variability in the cover, biomass, and total abundance of Ulva spp. in Elkhorn Slough, California, Timothy J. Schaadt

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Policy analysis of invasive species regulations in Sydney Harbour and San Francisco Bay, Alexis Radovich and Christina Schmunk

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Portfolio, Tessa Babcock

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Portfolio, Ashley Christine Beem

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Portfolio, Cory Bruce

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Portfolio, Bryan Cooper, Brennan Tiffany, Amber Khteian, and Ruben Reynaga