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 2011

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Capstone Project: The importance of the arts in schools : do the arts help the learning processes of students with special needs?, Suzanne Dolores Boswell

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Capstone Project: The nutritional effects of cognitive behaviors in elementary students : Senior Capstone research paper, Laura Derby

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Capstone Project: The supersized generation : the dangers of childhood obesity, Natalie I. Noce

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Capstone Project: Thrive Zero to Five : a parent's guide and mentor support understanding ages and stages of child development, Leslie Nelson

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Capstone Project: Tobacco Retail License Ordinance, Christine Huerta

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Capstone Project: Understanding self and society through the visual arts, Catherine Melendez

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Capstone Project: What happens when the music is all played out?, Lauren N. Shacklock

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Capstone Project: Where should I teach?, Amanda Kelley

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Capstone Project: Where will all the dancers go? : creating more instruction opportunities after high school dance, Erica D. Lewis

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Master's Thesis: An Assessment of Control Methods for Cape Ivy in Coastal Riparian Ecosystems, Jennifer Stern

Master's Thesis: An assessment of control methods for cape ivy in coastal riparian ecosystems, Jennifer Stern

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Master's Thesis: Applied synectics to teach community development for living and learning communities to resident advisors and community assistants at California State University Monterey Bay, Christina Sierra-Jones

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Master's Thesis: Combining a token economy and escape extinction to treat food selectivity in students with autism, Jessica Raders

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Master's Thesis: Curious food procurement in the eastern North Pacific Kyphosidae, Clinton J. Moran

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Master's Thesis: Detecting Change in Benthic Communities at San Cristobal Reef in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, 2007-2009, Jeremy M. Kerr

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Master's Thesis: Effects of video modeling and self-monitoring on the social language skills of preschoolers with speech and language impairments, Karen Serrano

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Master's Thesis: Evaluating the effects of functional communication training for preschool children with autism, Jane Bambrick

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Master's Thesis: Hypoxic and low pH water in the nearshore marine environments of Monterey Bay, California : characterizing a decade of oxygen and pH, and drivers of variability, J. Ashley Tomer Booth

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Master's Thesis: Implementing literature circles with English language learners, Jennifer Wrighton

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Master's Thesis: Lottia Gigantea Size and Density Differences in Rocky Intertidal Communities near Monterey Bay, California, Shae Mitchell

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Master's Thesis: Marine Debris in Central California: Quantifying Type and Abundance of Beach Litter in Monterey Bay, CA, Carolyn Rosevelt

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Master's Thesis: Nitrate transport to coastal Monterey Bay : investigating source inputs from Elkhorn Slough, Tanya Novak

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Master's Thesis: Patterns in the Temporal Variability of Temperate Reef Fishes and the Implications for Sampling Frequency in Citizen Science Monitoring Programs, Chelsea Parrish-Kuhn

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Master's Thesis: Reducing delayed echolalia in children with low incidence disabilities, Pamela Ardith April

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Master's Thesis: Rippled Scour Depressions Add Ecologically Significant Heterogeneity to Soft Sediment Habitats on the Continental Shelf, Todd Russell Hallenbeck

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Master's Thesis: Supporting English language learners in reading : a project for increasing phonemic awareness skills, Ernestina Cantú-Gutierrez

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Master's Thesis: Teacher perceptions of including students with moderate to severe disabilities in non-academic courses at the secondary level, Samuel T. Sauer

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Master's Thesis: Teaching daily living skills to young adults with autism : the creation of a curriculum guide for special education teachers, Stephanie Iwanciow Haas

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Master's Thesis: The Distribution of Demersal Fishes Over Heterogenous Seafloor Habitats: An Application of Landscape Ecology to Video Imagery Collected in a Central California State Marine Conservation Area, Ashley Knight

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Master's Thesis: The effects of behavioral skills training on implementation of mand training teaching components, Laura Jean Noland

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Master's Thesis: The effects of direct positive feedback for increased classroom performance, Jennifer L. Post

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Master's Thesis: The effects of standardized testing on second grade students, Heather C. Goin

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Master's Thesis: The impact of primary language support on the math skills of English language learners with learning disabilities, Peter Brian Fleming

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Master's Thesis: Using Vessel-Based LiDAR to Quantify Coastal Erosion During El Niño and Inter-El Niño Periods in Monterey, CA, Steven Quan

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Master's Thesis: Using video modeling to teach conversational skills to high school students with autism spectrum disorder, Breton R. Gardner

Capstones/Theses from 2010

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Capstone Project: Academic improvement in elementary school students with movement and no desks, Amanda Bailey

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Capstone Project: Access to information for parents of children with autism, Mikaela R. Bozzo

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Capstone Project: Advocacy for arts education in public schools, Guinevere Thomason-Powers

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Capstone Project: An integrated surface water-groundwater interaction model for the Carmel River, Jonathan Frame

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Capstone Project: Beyond the grant application process : bridging educator motivations with grant provider expectations, Meghan McFadyen

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Capstone Project: Bully awareness program, Ester Gonzalez and Jennifer Moreno

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Capstone Project: Capstone project : financial literacy, Adam Mitchell

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Capstone Project: Capstone project : Zometool : from 0 to the 4th dimension, Michael J. Read

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Capstone Project: Children with fetal alcohol syndrome, Sandra Edeza Duje

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Capstone Project: Coping with diabetes, Lauren O'Connor

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Capstone Project: Education in American prisons : a review of the literature, Ryan McNamara

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Capstone Project: Engaging English-language learners through hands-on experience, Dustin L. Nelson

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Capstone Project: Exploring my identity through art, Sonia Aguayo

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Capstone Project: [Formal instrument training programs in elementary schools], Ryan Daniele

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Capstone Project: Gangs and intervention programs in middle schools, Filiberto Camacho

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Capstone Project: Healing through reading : bibliotherapy, Cierra Van Treese

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Capstone Project: Immigration through the eyes of a child : a children's book fostering a sense of belonging, Alicia DeWorken, Beatriz Morales, Paul DeWorken, and Daniel Medina

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Capstone Project: Inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in non-school programs, Maggie Bowman

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Capstone Project: Lunch Worms : a lunchtime book club for elementary school students, Kelly Simonis

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Capstone Project: Mainstreaming : are traditional teachers prepared?, Megan Manly

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Capstone Project: Neighborhood re-beautification project, Belen Uribe-Rosales

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Capstone Project: Neonatal intensive care parent information : bridging the gap between assurance and the unknown, Stacy Kelly

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Capstone Project: Pacific Grove High School : a social norm campaign approach, Nicole Salazar

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Capstone Project: Readibility of fluency passages : an assessment of thematic fluency tests developed by the Reading Lions Center at the Sacramento County Office of Education, Lacey Cole

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : bullying is a problem!, Claudia Padilla

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : families sharing for a healthier future, Ana Aguado

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : parent education on teen drinking, Greg Malbon

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : parents collaborating towards the future, Maribel Baltazar

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : school based influenza clinic implementation and evaluation, Kyle Rosenlund

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Capstone Project: Sensory processing disorder : in the classroom tools to help the SPD student and teacher, Megan Brock

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Capstone Project: Social & spatial analysis of Fort Ord architecture : the transformation of the use of army barracks into university residence halls, Erin Benzer

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Capstone Project: Strategies for teachers to reduce physical, verbal, and relational bullying in middle schools : a review of the literature, Maritza Turpin

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Capstone Project: Stroke & depression : supporting each other, Arturo Coronel

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Capstone Project: Teaching with technology : college preparation with AVID, Megan Kauffman

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Capstone Project: Test anxiety, Stephanie Bemboom and Stephanie France

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Capstone Project: The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is a requirement for graduation : too many students fail the exam repeatedly, Agostina Mantega

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Capstone Project: The digital divide : how access to technology effects education within Title I schools, Heather Carpenter

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Capstone Project: [The power of playing : inclusion for special needs youth at the Boys & Girls Club in Monterey County], Angela Kaye Clark

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Capstone Project: The power of playing : inclusion for special needs youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Victor Marinelli

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Capstone Project: The power of play : why educators must rethink early childhood education, Krysta Bradley

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Capstone Project: [The ups and downs of the teenage years] : [promoting Latino-based parent education in Monterey County], Cristina Cervantes and Isela Villanueva

Master's Thesis: A model to evaluate economic effects of fishery management measures : how would a change in total allowable catch for Monterey goundfish affect the local economy?, Monica Galligan

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Master's Thesis: A Model to Evaluate Economic Effects of Fishery Management Measures: How Would a Change in Total Allowable Catch for Monterey Groundfish Affect the Local Economy?, Monica Galligan

Master's Thesis: Annual sediment retention and hydraulic residence time variability in a riverine wetland receiving unregulated inflow from agricultural runoff, Randall W. Holloway

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Master's Thesis: Annual Sediment Retention and Hydraulic Residence Time Variability in a Riverine Wetland Receiving Unregulated Inflow from Agricultural Runoff, Randall W. Holloway

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Master's Thesis: A study of storm-induced variations in the littoral sediment transport patterns of central Monterey Bay, Jeremiah J. Brower

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Master's Thesis: Black Elk speaks says so : elders on telling about traditional tribes, James A. Starkewolf

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Master's Thesis: Effectiveness of RIVPACS Predictive Models to Evaluate Diatom Response to Nutrient Stress in Coastal California Streams, Charles Ritz

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Master's Thesis: Evaluating the quality of individual transition plans for students receiving special services at the secondary level, Roxana Piña-Donat

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Master's Thesis: Exploring the impact of a CD ROM on Arabic language learners' acquisition of the Arabic language and culture, Abdelhak Bouhaja

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Master's Thesis: Factors that affect fathers' participation in parent training for children with autism spectrum disorders, Mark W. Wenzler

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Master's Thesis: Historic genetic diversity of the endangered white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni), Heather L. Hawk

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Master's Thesis: Improving working relationships between special education teachers and paraprofessionals : development of a quick-reference guide for beginning special educators, Saramae Cutts

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Master's Thesis: Making our way : the incorporation of intermediate fluent bilingual students' personal experience and primary language in a mainstream humanities class at the middle school level, Jason Antaya

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Master's Thesis: Preventing absenteeism for students with disabilities : a handbook for classroom teachers, Cynthia Jean Charfauros

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Master's Thesis: Socratic seminars : fostering an environment of critical thinking and self-confidence in the classroom, Loretta E. Bernasconi

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Master's Thesis: Stakeholder perceptions of California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) requirements for students with learning disabilities, Dolores Rodriguez

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Master's Thesis: Still waters run deep : exploring the impact of teacher support of young shy students in creative dramatics class, Maria L. Dawson

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Master's Thesis: Strategies to support general education teachers serving students with mild to moderate disabilities, Bruce La Monte Baker

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Master's Thesis: The effects of environmental enrichment and problem-solving on the brain and behavior of Octopus rubescens, Erin Kristine Jensen

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Master's Thesis: Training paraprofessionals to use constant time delay to teach sight word reading to students with autism and other developmental disabilities, Melissa E. Ross

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Master's Thesis: Training paraprofessionals to use the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) with high school students with moderate to severe disabilities, Tania De León

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Master's Thesis: Trophic interactions of Bathyraja trachura and sympatric fishes, Mariah Dawson Boyle

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Master's Thesis: Twenty-Nine Years of Geomorphic Change at Elkhorn Slough, California, Brian James Spear

Capstones/Theses from 2009

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Capstone Project: Addressing sexual orientation and gender identity harassment in schools through community building, Katherine Gray Asplund