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 2009

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Capstone Project: Adult attachment and cell phone use in romantic relationships, Katie Shearer

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Capstone Project: A policy evaluation of Hawaii's coral reef management strategies, Jennifer Linney

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Capstone Project: Artistic integration in the education system, Auna Battistella and Brittany Downing

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Capstone Project: Assessment of endangered beach layia (Layia carnosa) on the Monterey Peninsula, Michael E. Johns

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Capstone Project: Battered men, Esmeralda M. Rivas

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Capstone Project: Buddhist liberation movements : case study of Myanmar's democracy movement, Jonathan M. White

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Capstone Project: [Building moral and ethical behavior through literature], Macall Piana

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Capstone Project: Checking in : Adoption and Safe Families Act, permanency, and child well-being, Jazzlynne Allensworth

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Capstone Project: Children of immigrants study, Amy E. Bowen

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Capstone Project: Cluster munitions warfare in Afghanistan : the public health implications of Operation Enduring Freedom, Elisabeth L. Fagan

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Capstone Project: Conflict resolution at the Monterey Bay Charter School, Sharon-Jean Levitt

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Capstone Project: Cyber bullying and middle school children, Rosana Rolph

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Capstone Project: Decreasing stress and anxiety among students, Jamela Shaban

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Capstone Project: Differentiated instruction for gifted students, Melissa Brunow

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Capstone Project: Educating parents about the epidemic our society is facing : child obesity, Jesus Narez

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Capstone Project: Educational disengagement, Lisa Cargill

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Capstone Project: Educators! : physically challenged students want to have fun, Juan Gonzales-Medina

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Capstone Project: Embracing diversities in elementary schools : stepping outside the classroom, Tera Yoder

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Capstone Project: Environmental-based education, Cassidy Blu Bennett

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Capstone Project: Fighting health issues through nutrition education for mentally disabled adults, Kristin Bean

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Capstone Project: Foods and fables, Kaori Watanabe

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Capstone Project: Helping veterans help themselves, Rachelle Reynoso

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Capstone Project: Identity & learning : a zine project, Dorrie Coman

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Capstone Project: Incorporating gardening in the classroom, Michael Sifferman

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Capstone Project: Increasing student participation and motivation in a whole new way, Jessica LeClere

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Capstone Project: Manipulative and visual model based activities for the Algebra One curriculum, Sara Valancy

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Capstone Project: Nutrition education class to promote healthful children, Sarah K. Ford

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Capstone Project: People dealing with pica : capstone project, Berenice Del Rosario Amaya-González

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone final research project : Celebration of Life benefit concert, Christy Gentry

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final report : food for thought story time bin, Gail Challis

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final report : helping stop the intergenerational cycle of violence, Carlos Anaya

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : gaining domestic violence victims' trust in Monterey County law enforcement, Brooke Ashley

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Capstone Project: S.M.A.R.T. (Skills. Mastery. And. Resistance. Training) Girls Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Vania Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Supplemental support packet for English language learners : liberal studies senior capstone, Melisa Tena

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Capstone Project: SURVIVOR program, Janice Lizaso

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Capstone Project: Teacher education for undergraduates, Alicia Leger

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Capstone Project: Teaching physical education through cooperative games, Marlena Kaiser and Megan Sherrick

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Capstone Project: The culminating capstone experience : an examination of language brokering and the research process, Destiny Troxell

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Capstone Project: The effectiveness of two-way bilingual immersion education programs, Nadia I. Ruiz-Ramos

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Capstone Project: The effects of human activities on the conservation of endangered sea turtles in Mexico : a GIS and ethnographic analysis, José Rolando Pantoja

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Capstone Project: The effects of the media on adolescents' and teens' body image, Katrina Lira

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Capstone Project: The prospects and challenges of bringing physical therapy to the physically disabled population in developing countries, Sherrie Flory

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Capstone Project: [The truth about Tourette's : an informative booklet for teachers], Jennifer Vosti

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Capstone Project: Transitioning first grade students to academia : California State University Monterey Bay, Kristi Abraham and Mallori Holm

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Capstone Project: Understanding the different learning styles and their benefits for elementary school children, Juana Gallegos

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Capstone Project: Using multicultural children's literature as a tool to benefit elementary school children, Alma Garcia

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Capstone Project: Working together for a better solution : Capstone paper, Susanna Arevalo

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Master's Thesis: Abiotic Factors Related to Accrual of Common Filamentous Macroalgae in California's Central Coast Streams, Lisa Dillon

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Master's Thesis: Age, growth and reproduction of the Bering skate, Bathyraja interrupta (Gill & Townsend, 1897), from the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Mexico, Shaara Michiko Ainsley

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Master's Thesis: Analysis of Baseflow Trends Related to Upland Groundwater Pumping for Las Garzas, San Clemente, Potrero, and San Jose Creeks, Zachary Croyle

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Master's Thesis: A Predictive Habitat Model for Endangered White Abalone Restoration Planning in Southern California, Shinobu Okano

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Master's Thesis: A project : the collaborative development of a pre-vocational project based curriculum, involving a multiplicity of skills, to serve 6-8th grade at-risk and special needs students, Carrie Frederick

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Master's Thesis: Bilingual parental involvement in the education of their special-needs children, Cleide Maciel

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Master's Thesis: Carmel Bay : oceanographic dynamics and nutrient transport in a small embayment of the central California coast, Dustin Carroll

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Master's Thesis: Changes in cover and use of Zostera marina habitat in Elkhorn Slough, California, Nora Elaine Grant

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Master's Thesis: Effective motivation and instructional strategies for 9th grade Latino students, Theresa Gonzales

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Master's Thesis: Function-based behavior support for automatically reinforced self-stimulatory and self-injurious behavior, Reina Cabigting

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Master's Thesis: Gender differences in learning a second language related to a social context, Yaser Rezk

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Master's Thesis: Great expectations : a study of how collaborative action research influences teacher philosophies and pedagogy for stimulating intrinsic motivation, Jordana D. Henry

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Master's Thesis: Identifying high school practices that impact post-secondary employment outcomes for students with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities, Cynthia Deetz

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Master's Thesis: Inclusion : development of a manual to guide an inclusion model program, Susan Schreuder Sonnthal

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Master's Thesis: Increasing initiations and social responding during play for children with autism, Kristyne Ruth Jolly

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Master's Thesis: Instruction in a clinical phlebotomy class using a problem-based learning approach, Karen Carmon

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Master's Thesis: Kid's Community Corner : a project to demonstrate how educational television can be made better, Jennifer Flores

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Master's Thesis: Latino Family Literacy Project : a means to parent empowerment, Cristin Martinez

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Master's Thesis: Life history of two Bering Sea slope skates : Bathyraja lindbergi and B. maculata, Jasmine Rae Fry Maurer

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Master's Thesis: Perceptions of general educators regarding the inclusion of students with severe disabilities, Jasona Prowse

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Master's Thesis: Perceptions of students with learning disabilities participating in a classroom-based token economy, Will Cobley

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Master's Thesis: Second language learners : incorporating culture and heritage in effective early childhood education practices, Karen Rossi

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Master's Thesis: Self-study of teaching practice : metacognitive strategies that enhance student learning, Julia A. Turner

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Master's Thesis: Self-study of teaching practice : using the arts to teach English language users, Dora A. Yuga

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Master's Thesis: Storage and abiotic regulation of investment in vegetative vs. sexual reproduction in the clonal kelp, Laminaria sinclairii, Kyle William Glenn

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Master's Thesis: Teaching the unifying theory of biology : a curriculum unit on evolution, Nell Blankfort

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Master's Thesis: The role of culture in foreign language curriculum design and teaching as a tool for promoting cultural awareness, Arwa Ghazi Alghusain

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Master's Thesis: Trends in abundance surveys of nearshore rocky reef fishes in central California 1959-2007, Thomas Wadsworth

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Master's Thesis: What factors influence teachers' decisions to stay or leave the teaching profession? : a study of a cohort graduated from a single subjects teaching credential program in central California, Paige O. Newbury

Capstones/Theses from 2008

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Capstone Project: Access to mammograms to Latinas woman with disabilities, Araceli Marquez

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Capstone Project: Advance care plan : end of life issues, Sean Becker

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Capstone Project: A literature review on the relationship between school funding and childhood obesity, Casey Hardwick

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Capstone Project: Amahoro and God : peace through Christianity and ritual in Burundi, Whitney Popp

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Capstone Project: American Cancer Society : recruitment of the underserved Latino population in the Monterey County area, Louie Rios

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Capstone Project: An accessible adventure : a treasure hunt for students with special needs through the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Lauren Foote

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Capstone Project: A review of literature on how fast food affects the physical health of school age children, Justin Kerrick

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Capstone Project: A review of the literature on physical education and its correlations on academic achievement in grades kindergarten through six, Kristen Carlyle

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Capstone Project: A review of the literature on the benefits of the Migrant Education Program and its contribution on the education system, Elsie Castro

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Capstone Project: A review of the literature on the benefits of the visual and performing arts for elementary school children, Melissa Pasa

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Capstone Project: Assertive discipline : an effective classroom management technique, Alisa Caggiano

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Capstone Project: Attaining permanence : securing legal aid for relative caregivers, Janie Parra

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Capstone Project: Attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD) in K-12 students : managing the implications of behavior therapy before resorting to clinical treatment, Rebecca Spicer

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Capstone Project: A world current of plastic waste in the marine environment and solutions to the problem, Diana L. Halliday

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Capstone Project: Best approaches to teach students with learning disabilities at the college level, Kathleen Steingrube

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Capstone Project: Campus Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), Morgan Levell

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Capstone Project: Capstone Project : evaluation and recommendations of three programs for recidivism rates in the Monterey County Probation Department (Youth Center), Jesus Rocha

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Capstone Project: Changing the world ... one school at a time : promoting environmental awareness education school-wide, Jenna Beer

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Capstone Project: Communities of excellence in nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention (CX³) : a local needs assessment of Monterey County neighborhoods, Jessica McKillip

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Capstone Project: Creating economic sustainability for Latinos in East Salinas, Lisette Arredondo

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Capstone Project: Direct service provider comprehensive orientation, Michelle Neil

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Capstone Project: Effects of media on United States perception : a case study of propaganda, persuasion and orientalism, Amira Dweik

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Capstone Project: Exploring environmental education, Christina Ann Biondini

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Capstone Project: Final capstone research report : Watsonville High School promoters of healthy lifestyles : a teen diabetes support group, Isabel Lopez