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 2008

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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

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Capstone Project: From Soviet woman to global sex slave, Natalja Silver

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Capstone Project: Homeless children and their struggle to succeed in their academics, Jessica Martinez

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Capstone Project: Incorporating effective classroom management style for middle school teachers, Maria Elena Ayala

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Capstone Project: Integrating visual art into reading in underperforming elementary schools, John Muratet

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Capstone Project: [Learning from lessons!], Leanne Rocha

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Capstone Project: Liberal Studies Senior Capstone research paper : effects of nutrition from school meals on elementary children's cognitive development, Naomi Morrill

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Capstone Project: Literacy for L.I.F.E., Marco Camarena

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Capstone Project: Literature review : effective teaching strategies for students with ADHD, Lauren Roche

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Capstone Project: Literature review : what are the best classroom methods to use in assisting elementary students with Tourette Syndrome in reaching academic success?, Brittany Stellin

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Capstone Project: Malaria in Sudan : an analysis and discussion of policy options, Erin Brennan Heatley

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Capstone Project: Miss school! Miss out! : a review of the literature surrounding high school dropouts, Colleen Titus Martin

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Capstone Project: Monitoring seasonal surface water quality variability in the Carmel River, Monterey County, Trevor Weidner-Holland

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Capstone Project: Monterey County community visitation guide, Dora Gonzales

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Capstone Project: Monterey County World AIDS Day-fundraiser and community gathering, Jacob Lesner-Buxton

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Capstone Project: Moses Kushite Connection, Ibrahim Omer

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Capstone Project: MY group : middle years group for Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services, Nicole Saad

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Capstone Project: Native Californians and the Mission Period, Sean Halnais

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Capstone Project: Providing Thai children's literature in the public library, Prakai Evartt

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Capstone Project: Review of the literature on the arts affect on children's cognitive abilities, Christina McEntire

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : Health and Environmental Action Network, Raul Hernandez

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : Linking services : Lyceum of Monterey County and Monterey Bay Charter School, Christa Tibbitts

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : Monterey County homeless resource guide, Sophia Sanna

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : promoting perception change in juvenile gang lifestyles, Sandra Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : quick referral guide, Juju Sousa

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : interim incorporated vocational fair, Erika Schoendorfer

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : Monterey County Child Abuse Response Team protocol (C.A.R.T.) -- law enforcement, Angela Resendiz

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project research report : Safe School Ambassadors, Patricia Vallejo

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Capstone Project: Should physical education be a standard for public schools : are unhealthy kids left behind?, Abby G. Michelsen

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Capstone Project: Single father parenting/peer support group, Terri Cascio

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Capstone Project: Soquel High School students' transportation and safety needs, Walter Lile

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Capstone Project: South County California Student Opportunity Access Program (Cal-SOAP) matters!, Rosalinda Lemus

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Capstone Project: The ABC's of the future : for the community members of Red Bluff, April R. Havens

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Capstone Project: The benefits of the Migrant Education Program at the elementary school level : prospects and challenges, Sonia] [Garcia

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Capstone Project: The effects of child abuse trainings for teachers : a literature review paper, Amanda Stenstrom

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Capstone Project: The effects of the school environment on child obesity at the elementary school level, Guerra Nelson

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Capstone Project: The psychological effects of bullying, Melissa Ann Pfeiffer

Capstone Project: Transition from school to career : vocational educational programs : an important link, Jennifer Adamson

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Capstone Project: Video game violence and the effects on children : a review of the literature, Ellen Miller

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Capstone Project: We are still here : Amah Mutsun, Jennifer Ford Armenta

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Capstone Project: What do teens know? : improving sex education for middle school students in southern Monterey County, Lorena L. Mendoza

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Capstone Project: Why do teens joins gangs?, Julio Trinidad

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Capstone Project: Women's support group, Carmen R. Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Working with school aged children with aggressive behavior, Leticia Nava

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Capstone Project: Yucca : yikes! the wrong solution, wrong place, wrong time, Justin Carey

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Master's Thesis: Age, growth, and reproduction of the Aleutian skate, Bathyraja aleutica, from Alaskan waters, Diane Lee Haas

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Master's Thesis: A self examination of coaching practices for middle school children, Jamie Weiler

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Master's Thesis: A series of trainings for paraprofessionals : instructional strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder, Alison M. Hoff

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Master's Thesis: Biogeochemical characteristics of internal wave driven sediment and nutrient resuspension in Monterey Bay : implications for global new production, Lauren Murray Sassoubre

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Master's Thesis: Characterizing dispersal patterns of marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) with genetic population assignments, Laurie Anne Hall

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Master's Thesis: COâ‚‚ effects on marine phytoplankton : inhibition of photosynthetic processes, Matthew Peter Huber

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Master's Thesis: Cueing procedures in combination with self-monitoring procedures for use with learning disabled students who exhibit attention deficit hyperactivity disorder behavioral symptoms, Renee Granier Keasey

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Master's Thesis: Deconstructing the construct : the development of college level curriculum, which explores the educational history of African Americans, Terry T. Simon

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Master's Thesis: Evaluating River Restoration Success Using the California Rapid Assessment Method, Cara Clark

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Master's Thesis: Gang culture within the classroom, Susan Peoples

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Master's Thesis: Initial Assessment of the Department of Water Resources Urban Streams Restoration Program, Jason Maas-Baldwin

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Master's Thesis: Life history, abundance, and distribution of the spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei, Lewis Abraham Kamuela Barnett

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Master's Thesis: Movement, dive behavior, and survival of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) post-treatment for domoic acid toxicosis, Kate Thomas

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Master's Thesis: Radiometric age validation and spatial distribution of the Antarctic Toothfish, (Dissostichus mawsoni) : implications for a deep-sea Antarctic fishery, Cassandra M. Brooks

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Master's Thesis: Response to intervention : establishing effective introductory training, Sandra K. Mettler

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Master's Thesis: Support of student self-efficacy in the public school classroom, Mary O. Lesher

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Master's Thesis: The role of technology in overcoming disability : an individualized technology plan for students with dyslexia, Kris J. Hill

Capstones/Theses from 2007

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Capstone Project: A glimpse into the college process : how societal inequalities extend into the current school system, Grace Castro

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Capstone Project: America's heath care crisis, Amy Krisch and Rachel Wall

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Capstone Project: A review of literature on the migrant education program and its involvement on the education system, Omar Sabbah

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Capstone Project: A review of the literature on physical education and its correlations on academic achievement, Dana Eaton

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Capstone Project: A review of the literature on teaching abroad, Bradley J. Vanek

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Capstone Project: A review of the literature on the school related contributing factors to childhood obesity, Michelle Buzbee

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Capstone Project: Associations between personal health behaviors, social support systems, and depressive symptoms in a college sample, Philip Sherwood

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Capstone Project: Backpacking through Big Sur, Matthew Faust and Chad Ghiron

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Capstone Project: Beneficially impacting teenagers' knowledge and ability to deal with migraines, Mollie Newman

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Capstone Project: Breaking the barriers : adult school to college project, Jeanine Curtis

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Capstone Project: Classic multiculturalism, Brenda Bhaskar

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Capstone Project: Collaborative Health and Human Services Senior Capstone Project : domestic violence and child maltreatment : an evaluation of policy and best practices, improving Dependency Court outcomes in south Santa Clara County, Susan Shanahan

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Capstone Project: Cooperative peer interaction in the modern classroom, Priscilla Matson

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Capstone Project: Deaf and in need : finding culturally sensitive human services, Colleen M. Moore

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Capstone Project: Domestic Violence Victims Waiting Room District Attorney's Office, Georgina Alvarez

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Capstone Project: Dual immersion : making voices heard, Diego Guerra

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Capstone Project: Effectively educating emotionally disturbed students, Cristal Padilla

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Capstone Project: Ethics as style, Leslie Connolly

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Capstone Project: Exploring learning styles to teach reading, Caroline Earp