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 2004

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The use of manipulatives and education materials to teach young children about science and conservation, Jenny F. de la Hoz

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Towards an assessment of reading volunteer performance : four case studies of Monterey County Reads reading volunteers, Lucas Salazar

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Walkable communities of Salinas, California, Jessica Hunt

Capstones/Theses from 2003

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A new bottom line : the ethics of profitability through environmental sustainability, Aaron W. Hull

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Aprendemos letras y sus sonidos : Learning letters and their sounds : an interactive experience, Diana M. Flores

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Because you can : a contextual autobiography, Lisa Marie Underdown

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Bullying affects on children and prevention strategies, Elizabeth Rada

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Core curriculum in Chad : a case study, Nouracham Niam

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Dance as identity, resistance and power : danza indígena de La Huasteca, México, Janet Rachel Johns

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Dismantling the master's house : using whose tools? : a critical analysis of the experiences of University Service Advocates at the Service Learning Institute of California State University, Monterey Bay, Judith Flores

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Domoic acid in the benthic food web of Monterey Bay, California, Judah D. Goldberg

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Dynamic assessment and reading instruction, Lori Voogd

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Empowering African American women to use their voices, Debra Bolger

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Examining multiage education : what teaching strategies and practices best support the academic and social needs of students in multiage classes?, Mary Lisa Kelley

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Exploring the importance of incorporating the visual and creative arts into elementary school curriculum, Emily McDaniel

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Feminism and science fiction, Emily Garton

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Gender bias in our school system and its effect on career choices for females, Les Stuart

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Hollister, California : birthplace of the American biker, Sarah Capulli

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Inviting soul into the public school classroom, Natalie Bernasconi

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Iraq War stories : how newspapers covered the first days of the war, Brian M. Kees

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Lesson study : the school garden as an integrating context for science and language learning, Karen Nordstrom

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Mi programa radial : the effects of Spanish morning radio programs on the Latino community, Rocío Palacios Almodóvar

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Monitoring harbor dredging and sedimentary changes in coastal habitats of the Santa Cruz Bight, California, Steven G. Watt

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Nuclear intron phylogenies and evolution of clonality among Northeastern Pacific Anthopleura species, Laurie J. Fitzgerald

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Sediment accumulation and sedimentary diatom abundance on the continental shelf of central California, Roger C. Lewis

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Teachers using computers in successful, effective and meaningful ways, Juanita Perea-Jimenez

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The distribution and abundance of marine birds in nearshore waters of Monterey Bay, California, Laird A. Henkel

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The ethics of sport : moral guidelines for effective coaching, Jennifer Lynne Whitemore

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The influence of dissolved copper on the production of domoic acid by Pseudo-nitzschia species in Monterey Bay, California : laboratory experiments and field observations, Nicolas Christopher Ladizinsky

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The poverty of language in education : a social class perspective on an unequal institution, Julio J. Cardona

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To what extent can regional art and literature serve as an academic framework to connect CSUMB freshmen to their off-campus housing?, Lila Staples

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Veteran Transition Center's Coming Home Program, Kelly Hieger

Capstones/Theses from 2002

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A celluloid history of Blacks in America, Ana Maria Zoellin

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A course of independent study for English speakers of Chinese after intermediate level at California State University, Monterey Bay, Wei Xu

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A developmentally appropriate visual art program for K-1 students, Maria Vasilaki

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A Greek perspective of EFL (English as a foreign language) : tracing linguistic difficulties, concerns and issues that Greek native speakers encounter, when they acquire English as a foreign language in the Greek educational system, Anastasia Anagnostopoulou

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A look at crab monitoring in the Elkhorn Slough, Jennifer Everly

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Anything less than a man : race, manhood, and insurgency in the US military, 1970-1974, Kevin Miller

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A protocol for MPA data collection and comparison : case studies in temperate and tropical oceans, Marnie Meyer

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Artway to academics, Jane Cohen

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A spatial and temporal analysis of trichloroethylene contamination in the aquifers under the former Fort Ord landfill, Kristy J. Meyer

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Assets of a multicultural curriculum in high school English classrooms, Kelley Ghione

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A women's script : individual recognition through created community, Laurel Hunter

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Barbed wire and bars, Chandra Apperson

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Beneath the surface : middle school students and diversity, Terri Pipes

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Beyond "Pesticides and Beyond" : the partnership of creative writing and service learning in engendering and perpetuating social activism, Paul David Tuff

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Breeding poverty or teaching sexual health? : education for preventing teen pregnancy and issues of class, culture and gender equity, Keresha J. Durham

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Bringing voices out of the hall : the Voices Project, Nancy Newsom

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Building effective arts programs that reflect and include our community, Gina Rodríguez

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Building on the dynamics of youth violence, Noah V. Solis

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Camouflaged : domestic violence and the military family, Mary Porter

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Character education at juvenile detention facility, Raymond Lee, Fox

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Continuous academic improvement : a case study comparison of private and public school, Shannon Wheelan

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Counseling Mexican American high school students, Juanita Lopez

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Culturally congruent critical pedagogy for preschool children, Joya L. Chavarin

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Deals and crumbs : a novella depicting child sex slavery, Graham Blake

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Determining marine particulate and dissolved material properties from measurements of their inherent optical properties in situ, Eufemia Palomino

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Developing a policy that would permit California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) to obtain Cal OSHA certification to complete field inspections, Tamara Murphy

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer : applying his ethic to contemporary U.S.--responding to 911, David Michael Hensler

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Edifying and strengthening English literacy for Latino second-language learners through the use of their native language : a language arts curriculum, Maria Isabel Díaz

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Equal pay, comparable worth and the wage gap : from Rosie the Riveter to the presen, Aimee Edwards-Altadonna

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Ethics for a global economy : in the wake of 9-11, Karen Monica Patty

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Evaluation of recruitment methods, Jennifer Tennyson

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Examining the "skin trade" : a cultural and juridical analysis of the Internet's perpetuation of the sex tourism industry, Janelle Sanders

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Fairy tale females : what three Disney classics tell us about women, Debbie Mead

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Female entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Ross

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Filling in the blanks : IHSS desk reference and Power Point presentation, Christina Witkowski

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Finding potential linkages between age, severity, and water stress in pitch canker, Fussarium circinatum, infested Monterey pines in Asilomar State Park, Monterey, California, Dave Contreras

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From braceros to amnesty grantees : three generations of immigration history, Luís Méndez M.

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Gang membership or post-secondary learning : how Silvana Mexican/Latinos make the choice, Jesus D. Galindo

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Healing from rape without prejudice : an advocate's struggle, Tiffani Mychelle Jessup

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HIV/AIDS education and prevention outreach program for women, Catrina Flores

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How probation caseload size variations affect performance, Ian Titus

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Hunger and homelessness awareness week, Tamara John

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Identity education in conflict resolution, Mathew De Cristo

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Inspiring women to vote : what would it take?, Courtney Kuhn

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Jewel of the Delta : Mound Bayou, Mississippi, Charles C., Stringer

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Language planning to construct power, inequality, and hegemony, Arturo Ruelas

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Learning to fight dragons : finding creative writing in low-income and high-minority schools, Erin Marie Soos

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Minority representation among National Board certified teachers, Ronna L. Gilani

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Multicultural literature through the eyes of the reader, Marie Elizabeth Ricco

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My backyard wildlife : creating and teaching rabies curriculum using California Standards for Science Education, Deborah Schacker

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One thousand cups of tea : exploring the social & personal effects of women & travel, Rachael Snow

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Opening minds : a working multicultural high school literature curriculum, Amber Bowles

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Preppin' for prison : the criminalization of youth of color in American public schools, Viana-Tlanecilo Torres

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Proyecto uno, dos, uno, dos : parents helping their kindergartners with patterning, Delia Silva Gómez

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Senior nutrition screening initiative, Linder Nesbitt

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Standardized testing : curriculum manipulation and student learning, Adam Bumgardner

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Teacher evaluation as professional development, Cynthia Suverkrop

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[The Akumal (Mexico) coral reef monitoring program 1994-2001], Liz Dries

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The blurring of sex and sexuality : the roll [i.e. role] music videos and popular icons play in the influence of sexual identification and activity in teenage girls, Megan Grundbrecher

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The North American Free Trade Agreement, as an example of regional economic integration, and the challenges of democracy in developing economic policy, Antonio Arellano

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Using curriculum-based measurement to measure progress in oral reading fluency and expressive writing, Jean P. Bye

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Weaving resistance : : feminist narrative in struggle for social justice, Jade Minkin

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Who's face is it anyway?, Maya Banda

Capstones/Theses from 2001

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A cost/benefit [i.e. cost-benefit] analysis of soil test kits designed to improve fertilizer management, Matthew P. Johnson

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A field study of a dual diagnosis program for adults with psychological disabilities and chemical dependencies : facilitating positive identity formation for the transitional age client in residential treatment, Luis Felipe Restrepo

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Alternative bedding sites for grazing sheep on Ft. Ord, Kevin Ghalambor

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A model to determine success of juvenile steelhead, Roy Foster

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An assessment and management protocol for Arundo donax in the Salinas Valley Watershed, Alana J. Oakins