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 2020

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My Family, Their History: Using Exploratory Inquiry & Pragmatic Methods to Learn History, Lowellen Sucgang

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One Skill at a Time- Friends Outside, Jocelyn Lopez Sanchez

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Our Perception of Scary Sounds: A Comparison of Films and Popular Music, David Puhl

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Pharmacy Outreach to Increase Awareness About YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, Agustin Meza Nunez

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Preventing Germs Spreading in Preschool Children, Erika Hernandez

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Primary Education and the Use of Technology, Neyfy Fernandez

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Promoting Civic Participation Among Emerging Adults, Alex Adams

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Quantifying the Emanation and Decay of Environmental DNA from Three Marine Molluscs, Emily Rose Pierce

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Raising awareness of good oral health to preschool children/ Good oral health; beautiful smiles, Areli Cruz

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Rancho Cielo Value Added Program Evaluation, Yacin Cardenas Alfaro

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Recording Drums. Where Is My Money Best Spent?, Robert Williams

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Redefining a Highly Qualified Teacher, Sabrina Ochoa

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Relationship Between Student's Well-Being and Academic Success, Lizet Quintanar

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Rescuing an Eradicated Subject: How one Elementary School is Using California State Funding and Resources for Visual Art, Riley K. Rosette

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Resources and Services for Parents with Children with Disabilities, Dora A. Trueba Plascencia

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Restorative Justice Practices: Addressing the Eleven Percent, Marshal Galvan Jr.

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Resume Workshop for Transit Youth, Amber Hernandez

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Rock Band Live Mix vs. The Studio Mix, Donald Dominguez

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Santa Cruz Hospice: Transitions and Palliative Care Services Pilot Volunteer Program, Renalyn Mae Serrano

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Say It Out Loud Outreach Implementation, Miriam Huipe

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Social Media: Impact on Adolescents, Mary Breen

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Spatial Audio, Erik Mercado

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Strategic Outreach Program for the MPC Foundation, Cathryn Ainsworth

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Subtractive Bilingualism: Encouraged by English-Only in Schools, Affecting First Language, Aurora Jimenez

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Support Group for Immigrant Children, Lizbeth Cisneros

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Support Group in Spanish for Hispanics/Latinos Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Edilcia Solis

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Surface Conditions Drive Changes In Groundfish Species' Populations Along California Coast, Danielle Marie Fabian

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Survivors' Attainment of Life-Skills, Morgan Victor

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Tangible Needs Assessment for Teenage Cancer Patients and Their Siblings, Karla Valencia-Fernandez

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Teachers Collaboration with Gear Up Extra College Readiness Resource for Students, Brenda Monroy

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Teaching Emotion Regulation on Anger and Aggression with Preschoolers, Karina Pacheco

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The Ancient Mayan, Monica Esquivel Garcia

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The Hatchlings Program, Rickie Rachai Wattanakasaem and Vanessa Mozo

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The History of Learning Disabilities and The Hidden Stories of Students, Parents, and Teachers: How Traditional Classrooms Can Improve, Gabriella G. Catania

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The Importance of Nutrition Education in Kinder, Guadalupe Bravo-Estrada

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The Importance of Physical Education to Students Health and Academics, Pedro Gil

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The Importance of Self-Care for Those Who Have Family Members on Hospice, Kristina Silvestre

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The Opaque Operations of 21st Century Populism, Konnor Callihan

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The Power of Pursuing Lifelong Learning, Natalina Decker

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The Prodigy of Existence: An Essay on Identity and Its Constraints with Original Poems, Azariah Butler Ruthford

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The Pros and Cons of Computer-Based Standardized Testing for Elementary Students, Sierra Gonzalez

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The Use of Lacandon Swidden in Deforested Chiapas, Samantha Chavez

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Too Much Homework, Diana Aguirre

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Transnational and Local NGO Collaboration for Domestic Worker Advocacy in Singapore, Ariana Lester

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Trippy Sounds: Recording Studio Effects of Psychedelic Rock, 1960s and Present, Theo Farnum

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Ua Sab Ntev (Be Patient), Sandy Her

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Unbreakable Gnomies: New Student Success Program at Monterey Bay Charter School, Kaitlin Starkey

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Vaping Among Adolescents, Carina Gomez

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Vet 2 Vet: Peer Support for Transitioning Student Veterans, Ryan J. Sparks

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Vocal Styles in Commercially Successful Popular Music in the United States During the 2010's, Jay Thao

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Volunteering with Veterans, David Ramos

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Wellness Group for Stress Management and Mental Health Awareness, Brittany A. Hancock

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What Kind of Resources Are There for Caregivers of Patients With Mental Illness?, Candice Robertson

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Why There Should Be a Law Against US Domestic Terrorism, Luis Maldonado

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Youth Homeless Response Team Comprehensive Outreach Plan, Yeovana Morales-Pitalua

Capstones/Theses from 2019

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12 Steps Might Not Be Enough: Playing Music and its Effects in Addiction Recovery, James Crumm

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1999 AAA JRPG Quality And How a 2019 Indie-Game Developer Can Meet It, Kailynn Haskell-Harbert

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Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors Curriculum Evaluation, Josclynn Morales

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Academic Confidence: A Quantitative Study of Living Learning Communities and Self-Efficacy, Jessica Bawdon

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A Child’s Perspective of the Foster Care System, Cynthia Valdez

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A Comparative Analysis Between the Voting Patterns of CSUMB Students and Nationwide Voters, Ages 18-24, Selena Corona

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Acute Effects of Elevated pCO 2 and Hypoxia on Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) Gene Expression and Metabolic Enzyme Activity, Andrew Jacob Cline

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A Data Driven Approach to Increasing CASA Compliance, Desiraye Kesterson

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A data-driven approach to increasing male advocacy at CASA of Monterey County, Andrea Ledesma

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Addressing Food Insecurity Through Staff Development, Briana Palacios

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A Developing Superpower: Using Graphic Novels to Increase Reading Motivation, Andrés Antúnez

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A Drop of Golden Sun: Arts Integration in the Inclusive Classroom, Vicki M. Blaszczak

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Aggregation Services and Songwriter Independence, Saxon John Paul Ahern

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Agriculture Education In Elementary Schools, Samantha Irene Cairncross

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A High Percentage of College Students Are Low Income in California, Paulo Magana

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A Life Skill Workshop for Youth on Probation, Gabriela Ayala

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Alleviating Bullying Behaviors Among Adolescents, Haley Q. Glidden

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Analysis of Social Services Available to Seniors in Monterey County, Marijeanne Santina

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An Analysis of Parental Engagement in Spanish and Bilingual Families, Marielena F. Villicana

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An Outreach Project for People Experiencing Homelessness, Patricia Aparicio

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An Untold History: Intergenerational Trauma & the Armenian Genocide, Erik Anderson

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Applying Parental Involvement in Early Literacy, Luis Moya

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Assessing High-Frequency Variability of a Beach Adjacent to a Submarine Canyon (Moss Landing Beach, Monterey Bay, CA), Tyler Barnes

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A Technology Resource Guide for The Safety Nest, Maribel Perez

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ATP as a Quantitative Proxy for Living Microbial Biomass: Cellular ATP Content Under Stress, Natalia Yingling

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A Well-Rounded Community: Integrating Arts to Enhance the Mental Health of Elementary School Students, Hilary Jeanne Little

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Beneficial or Not: Flipped Learning in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom, Nicole Jackson

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Benefits of After-School Programs on Elementary School Students, Cynthia Cramer

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Benefits of Bilingual Education Programs for Elementary School Students, Jesica Moreno

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Benefits of Culturally Relevant Literature on Latino Students, Adriana Valdez

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Benefits of Field Trips on Elementary School Students, Katrina Medrano

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Benefits of Implementing Environmental Education in Low-Income Elementary Schools, Teanna Ackerley

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Benefits of Implementing Visual Arts for Elementary School Students, Desiree Conway

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Benefits of Increasing Unstructured Recess Time for Elementary School Students, Alesia l. Tuiolosega

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Benefits of Integrating Physical Activities into the Elementary Classroom, Maritza Juliet Ruelas

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Benefits of Play for the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Kindergarten, Chelsea Andrade

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Benefits of School Gardening on Low-Income Elementary School Students, Caitlynn Lange

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Bilingual Prescription Drug Safety for Santa Cruz County, Monica Pantoja

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Blueprint for Shared Safety Strategic Plan, ReAnn Ramos

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Bridge to Inclusion: Honoring Insight from Families with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Lindsay Peterson

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Bridging College-Readiness Disparities Within Historically Underrepresented High School Students, Luis A. Ecute

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Bringing Music Back into the Classroom and Its Benefits on Elementary School Students, Laura Alcaraz

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Bullying Awareness Within Elementary School Children, Maritsa Garcia Rendon

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Bullying In and Out of the Classroom: How Teachers Can Help, Krysta Leilani Banes

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Bullying: The effects in relation to third-grade elementary students, Shelby Wilson