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 2002

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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

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An assessment of coral reef conservation programs : towards a community-based approach, Adam Howard Feldman

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An evaluation of steelhead habitat and population in the Gabilan Creek Watershed, Julie Hager

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A valuation of the Pleasure Point Surf-Zone in Santa Cruz, CA using travel cost modeling, Charles Francis, Tilley

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Bilingual education after Proposition 227, Jennifer Lyn Zanzot

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Chem-Is-Try : designing interactive tutorials and exercises for chemistry class on the Web, Eirini Leivadarou

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Civil rights in a queerly political era : revisiting the viability of the ethnic identity model to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer rights, Angelic Cricchio

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Constructing a model for an interactive web-based English and Greek language program, Maria Papageorgiou

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Construction, application, and discussion of a homemade bridge-based stream sediment and discharge sampling system, Wright Cole

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Diversity and abundance of plankton in an artificial wetland, Tottino Ponds, Samuel M. Hulme

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Drama as a strategy for the social development of special needs students, Mack Smith

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Effects of waterfowl on a city pond's water quality : case study of Locke-Paddon Park Pond in Marina, California, Kendia Herrington

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Evaluation of an automated method to measure water potential in California oaks (Quercus Spp.), Dana Kristen Riggs

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Evaluation of solar cells as a potential power source for shallow subtidal instrumentation, Nathaniel Atherstone

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Examination of the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas, population in the Elkhorn Slough, Karen Flores and Susan Miller

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Examining the natural history and biogeography of an endemic timberline pine (Pinus balfouriana), Michael Bogan

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Family involvement : building a partnership between schools and families through the joy of reading, Zandra Jo Galvan

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GIS a display tool for fishery management : an analysis on the sablefish fishery for California central coast, Gina D. Wade

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How anchoring locations can be changed to minimize damage to sensitive habitats near Monterey Harbor, Holly Linda Lopez

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How does land use effect sediment loads in Gabilan Creek?, Joel Casagrande

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How land-use affects sediment yields and surface runoff in a small semi-arid watersheds [sic] : a case study of the El Toro Watershed, Bronwyn Feikert

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Integration of depth data onto a video camera backpack for use with California sea lions, Sarah Ann Radloff

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INTERIM, incorporated supported employment and education program : a structured peer support group, Kristina Baker

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Is Sargassum muticum a benign invader of tidepools on the Pacific coast of North America?, C. Melissa Wilson

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Is the Science Academic Center a sustainable building?, Meryka Blumer

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Jazz and hip-hop : finding the similarities and differences between two styles of music in order to create mutual understanding and appreciation, Paul Magpusao

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K-12 electronic portfolios : different ways of learning and knowing, Virginia E. Roach

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Least wanted! : Elkhorn Slough Invasive Species Prevention Project, Danielle Renoud

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Mapping microhabitats defined by water flow velocity in the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, Mary A. Wackerman

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Monterey-Seaside quadrangles : earthquake fault zones and the local building policy, Chris Pilson

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Multicultural perspectives in the art classroom, Liz Nelson

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Perceptions of long term care, Miryam N. Mejia

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Physical education in the curriculum : students' attitudes and perceptions of physical education, Marlene Theresa Chávez Villegas

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Protected species of amphibians and reptiles : does human visitation to parks have an impact?, Jackie Shick

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Rates of erosion and habitat loss in the Elkhorn Slough, Jeremiah Edward Brantner

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Respiratory rates of captive California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Jennifer Ellsworth

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Return of the natives : cycle of restoration curriculum, Jon Detka

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Saving the sharks : using education to promote awareness of Triaskis [i.e. Triakis] semifasciata (leopard shark) in Elkhorn Slough, Chanté Davis

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Sedimentology, resource conservation methods and environmental policy of irrigated row crop agriculture in the Salinas Valley, Don Kozlowski

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Sight translation in its own right, Changmin Kim