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 2018

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Teaching Kindergarteners about Unhealthy and Healthy Foods, Brittany Young

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Teaching Nutrition Education to KinderPrep Students, Margarita Perez

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Teaching Preschoolers About the Lifecycle of a Butterfly, Ashleen Singh

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Tertiary Education for Refugees: The challenges refugees face in gaining access to higher education, Adriana Ramirez Altamirano

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The Adverse Environmental and Socio-Cultural Effects of Tourism in Vietnam, Joshua Marx

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The Art of Cymbal Making, Marcus Gazaway

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The Domino Effect of Challenging Behaviors, Stephanie Montezuma

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The Effectiveness of Recasts in Improving the Understanding of English Possessive Pronouns, Malalai Popal

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The Effectiveness of Therapy in the Public School System, Analuisa Flores

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The Effect of WhyTry on Student Motivation, David Garrison

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The Effects of Media on Young Adults with Eating Disorders, Kelsey Sherry

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The Effects of Simultaneous Prompting and Instructive Feedback For Individuals with Autism, Brandie S. Rankin

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The Environmental Effects of Economic Growth of China and India its impact on Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS), Shonjira Chaiwat

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The History and Development of House Music as a Genre, Brandon Avila

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The Impact of a Social Skills Curriculum on School Connectedness for Students with Disabilities, Riley Glenn

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The Impact of Limited Internet and Computer Access within an Urban Community, Marie Lizbeth Alonzo

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The Impact of Listening to Preferred Music on Behavior for Students with Disabilities, Angela Telles

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The Importance and Challenges of Self-Reflecting on Identity and Privilege for White Pre-Service Teachers, Carlie Dawson

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The Importance and New Interpretation of Physical Education in the Elementary School Setting: Health and Wellness Education, Kimberly Ackley

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The Importance of Introducing Growth Mindset to Childcare Professionals, Jenn Hall

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The International Movement of Companies and Investments; A Case Study of Reverse Mergers and Takeovers, James Krauskopf

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The Irony of the Arab Springs in Tunisia: Democratic Governance and Women's Rights, Jalea Finkelstein

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The Lack of Nutrition Education among Student Athletes, Julia Garcia

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The Major Determinates of Female Immigrant Wages, Mirla M. Ramirez

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The Role of Bilingual Education at the Elementary School Level, Maria Ortiz

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The Socio-Cultural Implications of the Aging Population in Japan, Jacqueline Banas

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The Universal Language of Music: Why Music is Important in Education, Carron Prudhon

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Together We Play, Together We Learn, Josefina Mosqueda

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Tracing Moral Injury in US Wars and Implications for the Year 2050, Robert A. Jensen

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Urban Geography, Gentrification, and Memory of the Black Panther Party: An Essay in Photographs, Mikayla A. Kraus

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U.S. cultivated, con Origen Mexicano: Exploring The Identity Formation of Returned Migrants, Alejandra Martinez

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West Side Story: Success Within Special Education Through Arts Integration, Kelly Richardson

Capstones/Theses from 2017

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250 Words of I don't Understand: Reading Struggles for Freshmen College Students, Alicia Bushey

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Achieving Community Change Through A New Framework: An Evaluation to Measure Engagement and Understanding of Strategy Maps, Veronica Sallaz

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Addressing Social Issues Affecting Vulnerable Populations in San Benito County through Community Events, Lucila Alvarez

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A Discussion Regarding Various Animals' Abilities to Make Music and Move Rhythmically to Songs, Emilie R. Bufford

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Advocate Resource Manual CASA Voices for Children, elvia perez

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A Forgotten Demographic: Low-Income First-Generation College Students, Ryan Joseph-Lee Haynes

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Algebra Tiles Effect on Mathematical Achievement of Students with Learning Disabilities, Suncere Castro

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Almost Home: An Interim Solution to Homelessness, Daleen M. Pearse

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Analyzing the Use of Strategies of Self-Management for High School Students with Disabilities, Lucy Vucina

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And The Beat Goes on: The Story of the Drum Machine, Ismael Medina

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An Investigation of Metacognitive, Bottom-up and Top-down Strategies in L2 Listening, Xibo Henderson

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Art Workshop: Stress Reduction for Chinatown Residents, Daisy Leyba

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Assessment of Patients Who Decline Volunteer Services in VNA Hospice, Vanessa Martinez

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Beyond the Degree: A Post-Secondary Student Success Workshop Series, Brandon Mariano

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Blooming Relationships: Increasing Communication Between Parents and Teachers, Jasmine Negrete

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Breaks in The Elementary Classroom and Their Effect on Student Behavior, Elisabeth Trambley

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Bridging the Literacy Gap: A Critique of Computer-Based Instruction, Savannah Lee Trudeau

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Bright Futures; Teaching Parents the importance of well child checkups, Estefania Lopez

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Building a Bridge: Challenging the Negative Perceptions of School Resource Officers, Angel Estrada

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Bullying Stops Here, Zenayda Torres

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CalFresh: Examining Barriers of Low Participation Rates in Santa Cruz County, Yesenia Sanchez

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Caring for Humanity: Non-Profit Elderly Law, Sierra Samp

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Chinatown Landscape Analysis, Juliana Saldana

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Climate Change: Why Is a Positive School Climate Imperative To Learning?, Lindsay C. Frias

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Coming into Understanding, Myka Menard

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Court Appointed Special Mentor (CASMs) Instructional Manual, Mounia R. Munsinger

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Courtroom Etiquette for Victims of Crime, Stephanie Escamilla

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Creating a more Proficient Food Process Allowing more Teaching Time for Children, Laura P. Pacheco

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Creating a Multiracial Lesson Plan, Clayton Davis

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Creative Outlets Empowering At-Risk Youth: Cultural Expressions through Recording Technology and Multimedia Productions, Gregory Jeffery

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Decreasing Elopement in Individuals with Intellectual Disability Using a Modified Jacobson Method, Michelle Goldstone

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Decreasing First Grade Transition Time Using the Timely Transitions Game, Corinna O. E. Davis

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Decreasing Violence by Increasing Conversations, Guadalupe Martinez

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Developing Leaders for the Future of Alisal, Reyna Alcala

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Domestic Violence, Dating Abuse, Teen Violence, and the Importance of Healthy Relationships, Joey Marie Lopez

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Dream Variations: Fictional Views of the School to Prison Pipeline, Kierstin R. C. Anderson

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Early Education and Parent Involvement, Michelle Espinoza

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Eco-Friendly and Efficient: Redesign of Friends Outside’s Intake System, Nolan Balaam

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Effects of Oceanographic Variability on the Trophic Ecology of Eight Species of Coral Reef Fishes From the Remote Central Pacific, Scott Donald Miller

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Effects of TIPS Homework on Student Learning, Ying Ying K. Chu

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Empowering Families to Achieve Secondary Education, Guadalupe Flemate

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“Encouraging Emotional Expression in At-Risk Adolescent Males in Santa Cruz County”, Amy D. Williams

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Ending Homelessness: Progress in Santa Cruz County, Pilar Marin-Stein

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Engaging Latinos in Literacy, Yeri Rosas

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Engineers Throughout Jazz History, Alex Declet

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English Only? Enrichment of English Language Learner Education, Laura R. Hinton

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Entrepreneurship vs. Unemployment: One Success Story at a Time, Donald Brennan

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ESL and ELL Program Effectiveness: Providing Academic Success for Students, Maria Gonzalez-Herrera

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Examination of the Relative Influence of Vegetation, Distance from Inflow, and Elevation on Sedimentation in a Coastal Californian Wetland, Ryan M. Bassett

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Examining the Effects of Using Picture-Based Summaries in a Flipped Classroom Model, Kacee C. Fujinami

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Factors Driving Demography and Temporal Variability in PH of the Acid Weed, Desmarestia Herbacea, Angela T. Zepp

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Finding the Needs for Filipino Seniors in Salinas, Delna Fenton

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First Arrow Indigenous Gathering: An Event For Healthy Outcomes, Natasha Harbert

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Fitspiration: Social Media's Fitness Culture and its Effect on Body Image, Makenzie Norton

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Fixing a Problem; Serving a Solution, Di Anna M. Alvarez

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Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta

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Foster The Future, Gabriela Zuno

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Friends Outside New Program Feasibility, Monica Miramontes-Valadez

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Gametophyte Fitness and Costs of Self-Fertilization in the Giant Kelp Macrocystis Pyrifera, Robert A. San Miguel

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Gear Up & Beyond, Stephanie Sanchez

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Gender-Mediated Habitat Associations of Kelp Greenling (Hexagrammos Decagrammus) Along the Central Coast of California, Jessica Flower Moye

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Get Out: Preparing Families for Emergencies, Megan Fletcher

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Get them Moving: Increasing Physical Activity in the Classroom, Elizabeth G. Balcom

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Getting Somewhere: People v. Turner (2016) and the Efficacy of Survivor Narratives, Gheorghe L. Williams

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Growth Mindset and Its Effect on Math Achievement, Jessica L. W. Baker

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Healthy Choices For Healthy Teens, Veronica Leon Vega

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Healthy Lifestyle at Headstart in Monterey County, Leticia Manriquez

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Healthy teeth: Building Dental Health Awareness among Head Start Parents, Marisol Cruz