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 2014

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Capstone Project: Where art thou? : bringing the arts into elementary school classrooms, Deanna Basso

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Capstone Project: Where Art Thou?: Bringing the Arts into Elementary School Classrooms, Sean Hagen

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Capstone Project: Working with students identified with emotional disturbance within classroom setting, Marc C. Lewis

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Master's Thesis: An examination of how SIOP strategies can increase second language acquisition in the secondary science classroom, Kyla Plumlee

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Master's Thesis: Assessing transitions from elementary to middle school for students with mild to moderate disabilities, Jonathan Stowers

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Master's Thesis: Building investigative skills and critical thinking for middle school students through inquiry based science lessons, Kelly L. Hatteberg

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Master's Thesis: Educator Perceptions: The Impact of Male Elementary School Teachers, Rod Matthew Garcia

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Master's Thesis: Embedding a unit on environmental education into a fourth-grade curriculum, James Mimosa

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Master's Thesis: Estimating Environmental Conditions Affecting Protozoal Pathogen Removal in Wetland Systems Using a Multi-Scale, Model-Based Approach, Miles Eric Daniels

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Master's Thesis: Evaluating a Proposed Farm Best Management Practice: Nitrous Oxide Emissions, In-Bed Nitrate and Carbon Monitoring, and Hydraulic Retention Times of Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors in Monterey County, California, Christina M. David

Master's Thesis: Evaluating a Proposed Farm Best Management Practice: Nitrous Oxide Emissions, In-Bed Nitrate and Carbon Monitoring, and Hydraulic Retention Times of Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors in Monterey County, California, Christina M. David

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Master's Thesis: Habitat Associations and Predictive Distribution Models of Commercially Important Rockfish Species Along California's Central Coast, Heather Marie Bolton

Master's Thesis: Habitat associations and predictive distribution models of commercially important rockfish species along California's Central Coast, Heather Marie Bolton

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Master's Thesis: Infusing visual arts with elementary school curriculum to promote student equity and academic performance, Celeste Ward

Master's Thesis: Limitations on Nitrogen Removal by Treatment Wetlands Under Maritime Climatic Conditions, Gwen Miller

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Master's Thesis: Limitations on Nitrogen Removal by Treatment Wetlands Under Maritime Climatic Conditions, Gwen Miller

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Master's Thesis: Listening and hearing the voices of parents with children with autism : a phenomenological study, Nicole Perez

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Master's Thesis: Meiofauna community composition at three whale-fall sites in Monterey Bay, California, Gillian Louise Rhett

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Master's Thesis: Optimized analysis of variable chlorophyll fluorescence in algal physiology under stress conditions : measuring nothing with confidence, Nicole Bobco

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Master's Thesis: Parents and teachers working together to enhance student success in the classroom, Marisela Santana

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Master's Thesis: Peer coaching and its effect on teacher efficacy, Edi L. Porter

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Master's Thesis: Promoting understanding of special education procedural safeguards through a parental workshop, Alejandra Revilla-Rico

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Master's Thesis: Social studies in the elementary grades : a child's right, Aimée Mizuno

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Master's Thesis: Supporting general education teachers in the inclusive classroom with students with autism that display challenging behaviors, Maria Elena Ayala

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Master's Thesis: The Effectiveness of the Critical Friends Model for Teacher Collaboration, Johanna Miller

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Master's Thesis: The Effect of High School Athletics On Academics Success For Students From Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Gregory S. Daniels Jr

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Master's Thesis: The impact of behavior-specific praise on student engagement, Evelyn Soto

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Master's Thesis: The impact of REWARDS on reading skills of students with learning disabilities, Catherine M. Butler

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Master's Thesis: The relationship of social, personal, and academic growth between theatre and non-theatre arts students : a comparative study, Kristy Burchard

Capstones/Theses from 2013

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Capstone Project: 10 minutes is better than zero minutes : how to incorporate physical activity into a crunched schedule, Stephany Soto

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Capstone Project: Adoption awareness in the elementary classroom, Claire LaBerge

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Capstone Project: Anytime, anywhere, anyplace : teaching children what to do when everything goes wrong, Emily Louis

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Capstone Project: Art integration through language arts, Kristine Marie Brown

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Capstone Project: Arts and crafts in elementary school : blending with curriculum, Caitlin Tungate

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Capstone Project: ASAP : sculpting learners or painting in the dark?, Michael D. Whitmer

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Capstone Project: Broadening horizons : the benefits of multicultural education at the elementary level, Brittney Stane

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Capstone Project: Byteing the bullet : technology use in the classroom, Lisa Johnson

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Capstone Project: Byteing the bullet : technology use in the classroom, Laura Bockman

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Capstone Project: Computer technology in modern music : a study of current tools and how musicians use them, Garrett Bevins

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Capstone Project: Cultivating parent involvement : raising awareness to increase parent participation inside and outside the classroom, Eiriz Krizel H Ilagan

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Capstone Project: Cultivating seeds, nourishing minds: : a study of gardening instruction and the impact of student fruit and vegetable intake, Wesley Caleb Ellison

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Capstone Project: Do schools need to implement recycling and composting?, Yesenia Perea

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Capstone Project: Dyslexic writers : what educators can do to improve writing for dyslexic students, Ann Myers

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Capstone Project: Factoring in math anxiety : defining, recognizing, and overcoming apprehensions towards math, Christina J. Aguas

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Capstone Project: Fostering success : comprehensive practitioner training to improve foster youth educational attainment, Emma Ramirez

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Capstone Project: Garden based education : the importance of agriculture in elementary schools of the Salinas Valley, Maritza Bautista

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Capstone Project: Get up, get fit : physical education within elementary schools, Meagan Bebb

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Capstone Project: Growing relationships for the future of tomorrow, Mayra R. Ayala

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Capstone Project: Helping second grade students be successful in the classroom literacy issues, Michelle Puga

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Capstone Project: Higher education requirements for early childhood educators, Anneli Williams

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Capstone Project: I'm not white, I'm just a fourth grader : developing race consciousness and social responsibility through California history, Lindy A. Morrison

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Capstone Project: Impact of violent videogames on school-aged children, Diana Silva

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Capstone Project: Including art into the elementary curriculum to help engage children in their own learning, Virginia L. Pinasco

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Capstone Project: Inspire, create, unite : celebrating diversity, Kelsey C. Rowbotham

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Capstone Project: Invisible children : migrant students' constant mobility and the effect on their personal identity and academic achievement, Leslie Rodriguez

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Capstone Project: Let's talk : beginning the conversation about adoption in elementary classrooms, Carlyann Cheng

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Capstone Project: One nation, with liberty and creativity for all, Kallie Booker and Sally Jamieson

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Capstone Project: Parent homework involvement, Diana Rocha

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Capstone Project: Parents just don't understand, Uziel Diaz

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Capstone Project: Preparation of teachers teaching inclusive classrooms : a step to mend inadequate teacher preparation, Kristina Elizabeth Aldrich

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Capstone Project: Providing resources to parents of children with special needs, Jennifer Anzalone

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Capstone Project: Reading to learn : helping struggling readers succeed in the classroom, Cipriana Abeyta

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Capstone Project: Ready or not : are homeschoolers ready for the real world?, Danielle Marie Lovejoy

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Capstone Project: Recognize my disabilities, emphasize my possibilities : keeping music in special education classrooms, Kelly Bold

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Capstone Project: School sucks : managing middle school stress, Jamie Hendriksz and Frederick Martinez II

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Capstone Project: Stop the homework, stop the madness the negative effects of homework on elementary students, Allison J. Bautista

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Capstone Project: Supporting elementary students' academics through dance, Pilar Mendoza

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Capstone Project: Tape vs. tape emulation, Adam Pardee

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Capstone Project: Teaching to incarcerated youth, an inside job : advocating education and incarcerated youth, Chaz Wilson

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Capstone Project: Technology use in elementary school classrooms, Jaime Muñoz

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Capstone Project: Technology use in elementary school classrooms, Francisco Gutierrez

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Capstone Project: The early bird gets the worm : the benefits of early identification and testing for students with learning disabilities, Kathleena Awad

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Capstone Project: The increasing need for P.E. in elementary schools, Julie Cooper

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Capstone Project: Think globally, act locally, Brooke M. Keith and Katherine M. Sinkewiz

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Capstone Project: We are what we eat inside the school lunchbox, Caylie Churchill

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Capstone Project: What about me : providing in school support for children of alcoholics, Kayce Dalton

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Capstone Project: Wheels on fire : community outreach for therapeutic recreation, Amanda Flores

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Capstone Project: Wheels on fire : sparking community outreach for therapeutic recreation, Kacey Peterson

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Capstone Project: Wheels on fire : sparking community outreach for therapeutic recreation, Jillian deBar

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Capstone Project: Why am I a bad student : improving the effectiveness of learning plans, Samantha Main

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Capstone Project: Yearning to breathe free : the quest for unalienable rights, Layne M. Clifton

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Capstone Project: Youth employment, Ana Castro

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Master's Thesis: An Alternative Compliance Framework for Stormwater Management in the Central Coast Region, Violetta Pristel

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Master's Thesis: Analysis of Environmental Factors Affecting Fruit Quality for the 2007 Growing Season in a California Vineyard, Sean Castorani

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Master's Thesis: A study of instructional experiences of students with learning disabilities in co-taught and solo-taught inclusive classrooms, Lowella Beverly B Merana

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Master's Thesis: Combining self-monitoring procedures and video modeling instruction as a positive behavior intervention, Faith Sterling

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Master's Thesis: Effects of adapted assessment and instructional tools to improve academic success in mild-moderate special education students, Holly Emilia Hollingsworth

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Master's Thesis: Effects of Landscape Covariates on the Distribution and Detection Probabilities of Mammalian Carnivores on the Former Fort Ord, California, Bartholomew Lukas Kowalski

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Master's Thesis: Effects of peer mediated pivotal response training on social skills for children with autism, Josh Kayne

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Master's Thesis: Environmental Factors Associated with Toxic Cyanobacteria in Pinto Lake, a Coastal Lake in the Monterey Bay Area, Erin Stanfield

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Master's Thesis: Fine-Scale Behavior of Coral Reef Fishes in a Small Floridian Marine Reserve, Jessica Watson

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Master's Thesis: Impact of homework on academic achievement of students with severe emotional disabilities in a non public school setting, Reena Sharma

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Master's Thesis: Museums as school : collaborative exhibit survey development for high school teachers, Deborah Silguero

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Master's Thesis: Optimization and characterization of the bulk FDA viability assay to quantify living planktonic biomass, Brian N. Maurer

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Master's Thesis: Readers theater : effect of fluency, comprehension, and attitudes toward reading in middle school students with mild-to-moderate disabilities, Nancy Ames Swan

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Master's Thesis: Supporting students with learning disabilities in the general education classroom, Vivian Moe Michaele

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Master's Thesis: The Academic and Motivational Impact of California Gateways and Lexia Reading on English Language Learners with Disabilities, Rebecca Hayley Wilner

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Master's Thesis: The effects of collaborative strategic reading on high school students in a special day class, Benjamin K. Walker

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Master's Thesis: The impact of the whole to part graphic organizer on written recalls for students with learning disabilities in a high school special day class, Michael C. Royster

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Master's Thesis: Transition handbook for parents and students exiting special education services, Lorraine M. Gonzales Ramirez