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 2002

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Capstone Project: Assets of a multicultural curriculum in high school English classrooms, Kelley Ghione

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Capstone Project: A women's script : individual recognition through created community, Laurel Hunter

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Capstone Project: Barbed wire and bars, Chandra Apperson

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Capstone Project: Beyond "Pesticides and Beyond" : the partnership of creative writing and service learning in engendering and perpetuating social activism, Paul David Tuff

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Capstone Project: Building on the dynamics of youth violence, Noah V. Solis

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Capstone Project: Camouflaged : domestic violence and the military family, Mary Porter

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Capstone Project: Continuous academic improvement : a case study comparison of private and public school, Shannon Wheelan

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Capstone Project: Counseling Mexican American high school students, Juanita Lopez

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Capstone Project: Deals and crumbs : a novella depicting child sex slavery, Graham Blake

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Capstone Project: Developing a policy that would permit California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) to obtain Cal OSHA certification to complete field inspections, Tamara Murphy

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Capstone Project: Dietrich Bonhoeffer : applying his ethic to contemporary U.S.--responding to 911, David Michael Hensler

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Capstone Project: Equal pay, comparable worth and the wage gap : from Rosie the Riveter to the presen, Aimee Edwards-Altadonna

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Capstone Project: Ethics for a global economy : in the wake of 9-11, Karen Monica Patty

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of recruitment methods, Jennifer Tennyson

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Capstone Project: Examining the "skin trade" : a cultural and juridical analysis of the Internet's perpetuation of the sex tourism industry, Janelle Sanders

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Capstone Project: Fairy tale females : what three Disney classics tell us about women, Debbie Mead

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Capstone Project: Female entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Ross

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Capstone Project: Filling in the blanks : IHSS desk reference and Power Point presentation, Christina Witkowski

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Capstone Project: Finding potential linkages between age, severity, and water stress in pitch canker, Fussarium circinatum, infested Monterey pines in Asilomar State Park, Monterey, California, Dave Contreras

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Capstone Project: From braceros to amnesty grantees : three generations of immigration history, Luís Méndez M.

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Capstone Project: Healing from rape without prejudice : an advocate's struggle, Tiffani Mychelle Jessup

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Capstone Project: HIV/AIDS education and prevention outreach program for women, Catrina Flores

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Capstone Project: How probation caseload size variations affect performance, Ian Titus

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Capstone Project: Hunger and homelessness awareness week, Tamara John

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Capstone Project: Identity education in conflict resolution, Mathew De Cristo

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Capstone Project: Inspiring women to vote : what would it take?, Courtney Kuhn

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Capstone Project: Jewel of the Delta : Mound Bayou, Mississippi, Charles C., Stringer

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Capstone Project: Language planning to construct power, inequality, and hegemony, Arturo Ruelas

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Capstone Project: Learning to fight dragons : finding creative writing in low-income and high-minority schools, Erin Marie Soos

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Capstone Project: Multicultural literature through the eyes of the reader, Marie Elizabeth Ricco

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Capstone Project: My backyard wildlife : creating and teaching rabies curriculum using California Standards for Science Education, Deborah Schacker

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Capstone Project: One thousand cups of tea : exploring the social & personal effects of women & travel, Rachael Snow

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Capstone Project: Opening minds : a working multicultural high school literature curriculum, Amber Bowles

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Capstone Project: Preppin' for prison : the criminalization of youth of color in American public schools, Viana-Tlanecilo Torres

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Capstone Project: Senior nutrition screening initiative, Linder Nesbitt

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Capstone Project: Standardized testing : curriculum manipulation and student learning, Adam Bumgardner

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Capstone Project: [The Akumal (Mexico) coral reef monitoring program 1994-2001], Liz Dries

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Capstone Project: The blurring of sex and sexuality : the roll [i.e. role] music videos and popular icons play in the influence of sexual identification and activity in teenage girls, Megan Grundbrecher

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Capstone Project: The North American Free Trade Agreement, as an example of regional economic integration, and the challenges of democracy in developing economic policy, Antonio Arellano

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Capstone Project: Weaving resistance : : feminist narrative in struggle for social justice, Jade Minkin

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Capstone Project: Who's face is it anyway?, Maya Banda

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Master's Thesis: A course of independent study for English speakers of Chinese after intermediate level at California State University, Monterey Bay, Wei Xu

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Master's Thesis: A developmentally appropriate visual art program for K-1 students, Maria Vasilaki

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Master's Thesis: A Greek perspective of EFL (English as a foreign language) : tracing linguistic difficulties, concerns and issues that Greek native speakers encounter, when they acquire English as a foreign language in the Greek educational system, Anastasia Anagnostopoulou

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Master's Thesis: Beneath the surface : middle school students and diversity, Terri Pipes

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Master's Thesis: Breeding poverty or teaching sexual health? : education for preventing teen pregnancy and issues of class, culture and gender equity, Keresha J. Durham

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Master's Thesis: Bringing voices out of the hall : the Voices Project, Nancy Newsom

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Master's Thesis: Building effective arts programs that reflect and include our community, Gina Rodríguez

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Master's Thesis: Character education at juvenile detention facility, Raymond Lee, Fox

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Master's Thesis: Culturally congruent critical pedagogy for preschool children, Joya L. Chavarin

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Master's Thesis: Determining marine particulate and dissolved material properties from measurements of their inherent optical properties in situ, Eufemia Palomino

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Master's Thesis: Edifying and strengthening English literacy for Latino second-language learners through the use of their native language : a language arts curriculum, Maria Isabel Díaz

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Master's Thesis: Gang membership or post-secondary learning : how Silvana Mexican/Latinos make the choice, Jesus D. Galindo

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Master's Thesis: Minority representation among National Board certified teachers, Ronna L. Gilani

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Master's Thesis: Proyecto uno, dos, uno, dos : parents helping their kindergartners with patterning, Delia Silva Gómez

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Master's Thesis: Teacher evaluation as professional development, Cynthia Suverkrop

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Master's Thesis: Using curriculum-based measurement to measure progress in oral reading fluency and expressive writing, Jean P. Bye

Capstones/Theses from 2001

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Capstone Project: A cost/benefit [i.e. cost-benefit] analysis of soil test kits designed to improve fertilizer management, Matthew P. Johnson

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Capstone Project: Alternative bedding sites for grazing sheep on Ft. Ord, Kevin Ghalambor

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Capstone Project: A model to determine success of juvenile steelhead, Roy Foster

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Capstone Project: An assessment and management protocol for Arundo donax in the Salinas Valley Watershed, Alana J. Oakins

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Capstone Project: An assessment of coral reef conservation programs : towards a community-based approach, Adam Howard Feldman

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Capstone Project: An evaluation of steelhead habitat and population in the Gabilan Creek Watershed, Julie Hager

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Capstone Project: A valuation of the Pleasure Point Surf-Zone in Santa Cruz, CA using travel cost modeling, Charles Francis, Tilley

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Capstone Project: Construction, application, and discussion of a homemade bridge-based stream sediment and discharge sampling system, Wright Cole

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Capstone Project: Diversity and abundance of plankton in an artificial wetland, Tottino Ponds, Samuel M. Hulme

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Capstone Project: Drama as a strategy for the social development of special needs students, Mack Smith

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Capstone Project: Effects of waterfowl on a city pond's water quality : case study of Locke-Paddon Park Pond in Marina, California, Kendia Herrington

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of an automated method to measure water potential in California oaks (Quercus Spp.), Dana Kristen Riggs

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Capstone Project: Evaluation of solar cells as a potential power source for shallow subtidal instrumentation, Nathaniel Atherstone

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Capstone Project: Examination of the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas, population in the Elkhorn Slough, Karen Flores and Susan Miller

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Capstone Project: Examining the natural history and biogeography of an endemic timberline pine (Pinus balfouriana), Michael Bogan

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Capstone Project: GIS a display tool for fishery management : an analysis on the sablefish fishery for California central coast, Gina D. Wade

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Capstone Project: How anchoring locations can be changed to minimize damage to sensitive habitats near Monterey Harbor, Holly Linda Lopez

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Capstone Project: How does land use effect sediment loads in Gabilan Creek?, Joel Casagrande

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Capstone Project: How land-use affects sediment yields and surface runoff in a small semi-arid watersheds [sic] : a case study of the El Toro Watershed, Bronwyn Feikert

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Capstone Project: Integration of depth data onto a video camera backpack for use with California sea lions, Sarah Ann Radloff

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Capstone Project: INTERIM, incorporated supported employment and education program : a structured peer support group, Kristina Baker

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Capstone Project: Is the Science Academic Center a sustainable building?, Meryka Blumer

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Capstone Project: Jazz and hip-hop : finding the similarities and differences between two styles of music in order to create mutual understanding and appreciation, Paul Magpusao

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Capstone Project: Least wanted! : Elkhorn Slough Invasive Species Prevention Project, Danielle Renoud

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Capstone Project: Mapping microhabitats defined by water flow velocity in the giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, Mary A. Wackerman

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Capstone Project: Monterey-Seaside quadrangles : earthquake fault zones and the local building policy, Chris Pilson

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Capstone Project: Perceptions of long term care, Miryam N. Mejia

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Capstone Project: Protected species of amphibians and reptiles : does human visitation to parks have an impact?, Jackie Shick

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Capstone Project: Rates of erosion and habitat loss in the Elkhorn Slough, Jeremiah Edward Brantner

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Capstone Project: Respiratory rates of captive California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), Jennifer Ellsworth

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Capstone Project: Return of the natives : cycle of restoration curriculum, Jon Detka

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Capstone Project: Saving the sharks : using education to promote awareness of Triaskis [i.e. Triakis] semifasciata (leopard shark) in Elkhorn Slough, Chanté Davis

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Capstone Project: Sedimentology, resource conservation methods and environmental policy of irrigated row crop agriculture in the Salinas Valley, Don Kozlowski

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Capstone Project: Skills Center senior program, Ronald Lee

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Capstone Project: Spatial and temporal trends in nitrate contamination of groundwater in the Salinas Valley, Angela Dickeson

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Capstone Project: Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) habitat assessment along the Arroyo Seco River, Brian Londquist

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Capstone Project: Stream depletion by a shallow well, Charles Pugh

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Capstone Project: Survey for carnivore species detection on Fort Ord public lands, Jodiah J. Nelson

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Capstone Project: Sustainability and photovoltaic technology in Nicaragua, Benjjamin Rudd

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Capstone Project: The design of specialized hardware to anchor sampling instruments on rocky subtidal substrates, Paulo Serpa

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Capstone Project: The use of geographic information systems in understanding invasive species in the Big Sur Weed Management Area, Marc Mungaray

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Capstone Project: Water's world : a study of Wisconsin's water legislation and possible impacts on the future of water rights, Anna Cox

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Master's Thesis: A field study of a dual diagnosis program for adults with psychological disabilities and chemical dependencies : facilitating positive identity formation for the transitional age client in residential treatment, Luis Felipe Restrepo