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 2007

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Capstone Project: Film and its influence on the public perception of motorcycle culture, Solomon Kamman

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Capstone Project: Gay life and culture in 21st century America : the fight for equality, Sara Dowe

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Capstone Project: Holistic education : a transformative worldview, not just another method, Sharon Fauske

Capstone Project: How do children benefit from visual arts integration into elementary education?, Kathleen Rosenbrock

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Capstone Project: How have marijuana/hemp laws affected culture and education in the US?, Jason Maitoza

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Capstone Project: Impacting what high school students know about water safety, Lacey Sutton

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Capstone Project: Implementing voluntary smoke-free entryways at agricultural companies in Salinas : employers' attitudes and responses : Senior Capstone Project, Lan Tran

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Capstone Project: Incorporating art into education : the importance of teaching creatively in a standards based classroom, Monica Petersen

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Capstone Project: Increasing the diversion of solid waste generated from the Science Academic Center at California State University Monterey Bay, Alana Rivadeneyra

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Capstone Project: Increasing the effectiveness of teenage pregnancy prevention programs in public and private organizations throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, Sarah Bloomquist

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Capstone Project: Literature review : three contributing factors of childhood obesity, Danielle Case

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Capstone Project: Marina State Beach : a sixth grade science teaching tool, Christopher J. Chavis

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Capstone Project: Monterey County Department of Social & Employment Services confidentiality orientation video, Sandra Arriola

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Capstone Project: Non-musical benefits of music, Monica Maciel

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Capstone Project: Parenting styles : what do parents really know?, Tina Jackson

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Capstone Project: Peer guide website for new CSUMB students, Maura Mecchella and Alexandra Davis

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Capstone Project: Predicting areas at risk of invasion by cape ivy (Delairea odorata) on the Glen Deven Ranch, Big Sur, California, Dana M. DeVries

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Capstone Project: Promoting parental involvement among Latino parents at Glen View Elementary School, Maricela Ortiz

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Capstone Project: Reach out : inspiring college students to volunteer, Shannon Moran

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Capstone Project: Regulating the population : day laborers and the comprehensive immigration reform, Caitlin Urie

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Capstone Project: Relative caregivers attaining legal permanency, Tiffany Ghiorso

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Capstone Project: Residue theorems and their applications : computing integrals once thought impossible to evaluate analytically, Greg Rainwater

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Capstone Project: Safety sitter class, Rachael Pino

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : binge eating = el desorden alimenticio compulsivo, Reina Valencia

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : educating and empowering local women, Jenny Thomas

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research paper : empowering youth to make healthy life choices, Amber West

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : building social relationships : creating and implementing monthly activities to help children and their families build their own sense of community, Elizabeth Carrasco

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : Interim, Inc. -- MCHOME program client handbook and client association, Stacy L. Sanders

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Association Emergency Transport Program, Annie Basra

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : Monterey Pines friendly visitors program, Aureen-Naya Ocampo

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : physical discipline and child abuse among monolingual Spanish-speaking parents, Rosa Zavala

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : postpartum depression information project, Clementina Macias

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : recommendation for success, Yesenia Lopez Rubio

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : the visual link in the formation of relationships, Elaine Austin

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : wear it or regret it, Juan Montes

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project final research report : youth involvement leadership program, Carmen Siordia

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : hyperactivity : the healthy snack alternative, Jennifer Spiros

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : increasing physical activities for students at MacQuiddy Elementary School, Brenda Corona

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : reformatting the multi-disciplinary team for Monterey County Adult Protective Services, Jennifer Kollen

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : resources for juvenile sex offenders in Monterey County : Monterey County Probation Department -- Juvenile Division, Ignacio Pacheco

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Capstone Project: Senior Capstone Project : share the love : implementing animal therapy in long-term care facilities, Laurie Trujillo

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Capstone Project: Senior project final research project : Marina Del Mar Elementary School social skill groups, Zuleima Arevalo

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Capstone Project: Supportive services for Spanish-speaking foster parents in the Monterey County, Daisy Rosas

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Capstone Project: The celebrity obsession, Alexis Bennett

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Capstone Project: The cost and effectiveness of small-scale control methods on fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, in Natividad Creek Park, Salinas, CA, Abigail Gwinn

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Capstone Project: The first five years : providing adequate support and resources for new teachers, Crystal Harvey

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Capstone Project: The first five years : providing adequate support and resources for new teachers, Jenifer Sosa

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Capstone Project: The negative effect of Prozac on teenagers in the United States, Jennifer Vares

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Capstone Project: The social effects of media violence and its effect on young children, Tiffany Wilson

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Capstone Project: Translating high school literature into children's literature, Allison Holder

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Capstone Project: Understanding Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria population fluctuations and community relationships, Brianne Bieschke

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Capstone Project: What are the effects of gangs on our public school system?, Stephanie DeLeon

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Capstone Project: What special needs programs are available?, Wendy Nath

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Capstone Project: World myths for children, Jeffrey Herring and Jacob Herring

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Capstone Project: Youth obesity : putting a price on life, Mary Catherine Langford and Serena Pedraza

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Master's Thesis: A 300-year geochronological assessment of atmospheric mercury depostition in California, Rhea D. Sanders

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Master's Thesis: An analysis of the use of evidence-based practices for handling aggressive behavior in special education classrooms, Megan Lavengood

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Master's Thesis: Characterizing sedimentary bedforms as habitat for fishes and invertebrates in the San Juan Archipelago, Washington, USA, and the Georgia Basin, British Columbia, Holly Linda Lopez

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Master's Thesis: Diet and ecomorphology of the sandpiper skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman, 1908) from the eastern North Pacific, Christopher Scott Rinewalt

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Master's Thesis: Exploring equity, Monique Colon

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Master's Thesis: In slow motions : the democratic process in critical-liberatory pedagogy, Michaelia Morgan

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Master's Thesis: I want to speak English like you : one woman's experience teaching English to adults in Senegal, Jenny F. Webster

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Master's Thesis: Middle school teacher teams, David Brandau

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Master's Thesis: Molecular, histological, and behavioral differences in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and topsmelt (Atherinops affinis) exposed to methylmercury, Daphne Gehringer

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Master's Thesis: Teaching and assessing grammar in the collaborative college composition classroom : a study of my own pedagogy in the teaching of writing at California State University Monterey Bay, John Swanson

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Master's Thesis: The biogeography and distribution of megafauna at three California seamounts, Lonny J. Lundsten

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Master's Thesis: The effect of graphic organizers on the teaching of reading comprehension skills of special education students, Julie L. Carothers

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Master's Thesis: What challenges the Arabic language learners, and what pedagogical techniques/practices would enhance learning and best motivate the learners, Amna S. Ahmed

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Master's Thesis: What primary grade teachers need to know about speech and language, Evanthia Argyriou

Capstones/Theses from 2006

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Capstone Project: Access to justice : legal assistance for low-income people in California, Cecilia Arias-Deniz

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Capstone Project: Broken contract : : a people's history of CSU Monterey Bay, 1994-2004 ..., Mark Weirick

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Capstone Project: Creativity, Rebecca Ross

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Capstone Project: Downtown redevelopment and homeless services : history and factors of the Soledad Street controversy, Aaron Nousaine

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Capstone Project: Early and appropriate remediation and accommodation for dysgraphic students, Denise Phipps-Craig

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Capstone Project: From fists to words : a revolutionized awareness based on peace, Kristen Ana LaFollette

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Capstone Project: Growing up with migration : impacts on Oaxacan youth culture and identity, Natalie Hudson

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Capstone Project: Improving independent living skills training for youth exiting foster care in Monterey County, Christy Ann Scaife

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Capstone Project: Learning styles affecting student learning in online based education systems, Christina Schmunk

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Capstone Project: Media violence and its impact on society and teenagers, Irina Reissler

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Capstone Project: Recidivism among juveniles on probation, Rosalba Garcia

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Capstone Project: Same-sex marriage : Right or wrong? Past, present, and future, Jessica Hannibal and Summer Snell

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Capstone Project: Second Harvest (SH) prepares for the next big disaster, Timothy Inglish

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Capstone Project: Senior capstone : the intellectual precepts for the Iraq war, Neil Amos

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Capstone Project: Teaching young children how to read : phonics vs. whole language, Kelly Waldo

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Capstone Project: The effects of nutrition on the cognitive skills of students from kindergarten through third grades, Rebecca Lorentz

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Capstone Project: Transsexual individuals’ experiences in psychotherapy : a partial replication, Elizabeth Ehrmann

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Capstone Project: Veterans Transition Center (VTC) resource guide, Matthew Ryan

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Capstone Project: Visiting Nurse Association marketing plan : meningitis disease awareness program targeting adolescents and young adults, Kristen Yahn

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Capstone Project: Water quality monitoring for suitable juvenile Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) habitat in the Carmel River Lagoon during minimal fresh water inflow : a capstone project ..., Eric M. Lumas

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Master's Thesis: Age, growth, and reproduction of the Roughtail Skate Bathyraja trachura (Gilbert, 1892) from the eastern North Pacific, Chanté Davis

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Master's Thesis: A political profession : motivating pre-service teachers to participate in our democracy, Jennifer Cottle

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Master's Thesis: California State University, Monterey Bay Student-Athlete Handbook : action thesis ..., Abrahm P. Pedroza

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Master's Thesis: Defying the dragon : stories of three generations of Japanese American struggle against racism on the Monterey Peninsula, Thomas P. White

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Master's Thesis: Dragon or worm : educational aspirations of DLI Chinese teachers for their adolescent children, Shu Mian Wang

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Master's Thesis: Educating about eating disorders : examining body image curriculum and policy at a small private school, Marita Priya Diaz

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Master's Thesis: Food habits of the Longnose Skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters, Heather Joan Robinson

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Master's Thesis: Involvement of Head Start parents in their child's preschool education, using science activities as a tool, Marbella Rodríguez-Chavira

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Master's Thesis: Learning enforcement : the influence of No Child Left Behind on the fourth grade language arts curriculum in a public school, Yolanda E. Diaz

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Master's Thesis: Mercury methylation in sediments from coastal and Sierra watersheds : implications for methylmercury mitigation in the San Francisco Bay-Delta complex, Tom Stewart Kimball

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Master's Thesis: Multicultural curriculum development in English as a foreign language literature for the fifth grade of Greek elementary school, Athanasia Tasiopoulou