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 2016

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Getting to the Finish Line, Breanna Salcido

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Goal-Setting and Healthy Choices, Shannon Boulger

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Growing Pains: My Steps Towards Self Discovery, Jonathan P. Alciati

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Growing Together: A Journey to Self-Discovery, Alicia Mehtlan

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Hooked On Self-Identity: What does it mean to find yourself?, Wesley Barnes and Brent Clay

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How Two-Way Immersion Programs Close the Achievement Gap, Bethany Finneran

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Humanity’s Capability of Transcendence through Artificial Intelligence, Zena McCartney

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I Am a Sexual Being: An Exploration of Over-Sexualization and Its Effects, Erin Bass

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Identity & Self-Esteem through Re-culturalization: “We are sometimes not who we think we are”, Aki Kurosawa

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Immigrant Students: Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Education, Dayana Rangel

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Immigrant Students: Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Education, Dayana Rangel

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Impact of a Contingency Cell Phone Plan on Secondary Students’ On-Task Behavior, Lindsay Hack

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Impact of Computer Assisted Instruction on Achievement in Seventh Grade Mathematics, Brenda Valencia

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Implementing A Preschool Literacy Curriculum, Darienne Keller-Vallo

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Implementing arts-integrated lessons through auto-ethnography to improve teacher collaboration, Richard M. Romero Jr

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Implementing Physical Activity Inside the Classroom, Janet Jacuinde

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Importance of Accommodating Elementary School Students with Learning Disabilities, Angelica R. Rivera

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Importance of Supporting the Unique Needs of Military Children in the Monterey Bay Area, Emilie Knudson

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(I’m)Possible: In a World That Pushes Back, Step Forward, Rahni Jensen

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Improving Literacy of Elementary Students, Naomi Pardo

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Improving Sex Education:How Can Teachers Better Serve Their Students?, Courtney R. McCrary and Ryan Okerson

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Inclusion of Nutrition in Elementary Education, Marina Grimaldo

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Incorporating Multicultural Literature for Biracial and Multiracial Elementary School Children, Daniella Potter

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Increasing Consumption and Decreasing Food Waste in the National School Lunch Program, Stephanie Sturgis

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Increasing Time Management Skills to Improve Student Athletes’ GPA, Jeffrey Owen

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Introducing Financial Literacy at the Elementary Level, Shelby Gertz

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It Takes a Community to Teach a Child: Teachers Success with Helpers, Catherine Hickinbotham and Demi Varni

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It Takes a Village: Identity Through Helping the Community, Kimberly Anne Arias

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Justice for Juveniles, Nicholas H. Meech

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Kitchen-Table Talk: Creating Authentic Engagement in K-12 Classrooms, Megan R. Williamson

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Ladies in Leadership, Christina Cawaling

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Latino Roles in TV & Film: The Reproduction of Stereotypes, Vanessa A. Beltran and Tamara Delena Anai Delena

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Law Enforcement: Deadly Force Policy and Community-Oriented Policing Programs, Lucas Asuncion

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Learned Helplessness and its Connection to Recidivism, Martin Nguyen

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Learning from Frida Kahlo—Artista, Feminista, Latina: Examining the Self through a Culturally Relevant Art Curriculum, Sulema Aguirre

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Let's Dream Again America, Luke James Eicher

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Light Up the Darkness: Using Disability Awareness to Achieve Goals, Coleman Newell

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Mathematic Support Programs: A Case Study of Marina High School, Monica Carrillo

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Measuring Visitor Engagement in the Mission Museum, Jewel Sean Yahut Gentry

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Medical Cannabis, Depression and Self-Identity: A Journey Home, Berenice Melchor

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Mentoring At Risk Students Outside of School To Meet the Mark, Tiffany Ray

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Mexica Music, Tizoc E. Ramirez-Marquez

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Microbiome Sharing Between Reef-Building Corals and Associated Epibiotic Gastropods in French Polynesia, Emily R. Schmeltzer

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Navigating College: First Generation Latinas in Higher Education, Miriam Mendoza

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On the Trope of Identity, Elizabeth Contreras-Garibay

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Parental Grief: Traumatic Death of a Child and Length of Bereavement, Joy Dawn Buscaglia-Dale

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Parental Involvement Within Common Core, Catherine Hoyt

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Past, Present, Future: How Time Affects Identity, Keith Maus

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Pink Glasses: A Work In Progress, Dominique Maldonado

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Pornography: Ensuring that Women are Never on Top, Makenna D. Baker

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Preparing Young Adults for a Career In Teaching: The Role of a Guidance Counselor, Rene Pardo

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Preschool Intervention Programs Addressing the School Readiness Gap for Poor-to-Low-income children Entering Kindergarten, Marizela Soria

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Professional Development on Bullying and Impacts on Social and Emotional Growth of Elementary School Students, Nicolas M. Salgado

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Promoting Sustainable Transportation with Campus Car Policies and Public Outreach, Michelle dela Cruz, Stephanie Samos, Kelcey Tern, and Nathaniel Todd

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Reading Strategies Used by High School Japanese Language Learners, Tomoki Kuwana

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Recidivism in the State of California, Berenice Carcano

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Reduction of Stereotypy in Adolescents with Autism Using Visual and Auditory Cues, JulieAnne M. Salisbury

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Role of a Military Restricted Area in Protection of Fish and Invertebrate Communities at San Clemente Island, California, Michael Esgro

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Safe and Sustainable Commutes, Mariana Del Valle Prieto Cervantes, Ian DeVille, Darlenne Guerra, Giovanni Ibarra, Victoria McClellan, and Rebecca Ortega

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Seeing Special Needs Education Through the Eyes of Girls Like Us, Hailey Leighton

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Selcouth, Lisa Claussen

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Self-Expression Through Dance in Early Elementary School, Emily Blythe

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Social Justice and Monterey County, Emily X. Adad

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Social Media's Impact on Compassion, Courtney L. Tulipani

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Social Skills Training Targeting Inappropriate Sexual Behavior for Adolescents with Autism, Jenna M. Gutierrez

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Soft Sound: A Guide to the Tools and Techniques of Software Synthesis, Quinn Powell

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Sound Acquisition for Kindergarteners with Disabilities, Valerie R. Wiltse

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SPARK! A Creative Critical Thinking After School Program, Britney L. Picotte and LisaMarie Quintana

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Rosy Rockfish (Sebastes Rosaceus) Life History Traits, Ryan T. Fields

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Supporting English Language Learners in Afterschool Programs, Rebecca Sanchez

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Supporting the Education of Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Monterey County, Samantha H. Engel-Ruck

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Taboo, Peter Xiong

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Targeting Creativity Skills for High School Students with Special Needs, Chris Thompson

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Teachers’ Classroom Management and the Effects of Mainstreaming Students with Special Needs, Kyle J. Santomauro

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Teaching Street-crossing Skills to Special Education Students, Terri Hawkins

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The American Nightmare: Land of the Incarcerated, Jamara Bernard

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The Backdoor to the Digital Realm, Jessica Peregrina

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The Benefits of Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning in Elementary Schools, Elizabeth F. Valentino

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The Benefits of Outdoor Education Curriculum for Elementary School Students with Nature Deficit Disorder, Madison L. Allen

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The Development of Self in Multicultural Experiences, Dennise Jackson

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The Effects of Colonization on the Aztecs: Early Colonial Period 1521-1550, Manuel Lechuga

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The History and Significance of Analog Synthesis, Mason O. Guerrero

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The Impact of Video Self-Modeling on Oral Reading Fluency and Reader Self-Perception, Catherine Anderson

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The Importance of Art in Elementary Education, Heather Gattis

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The Many Shades of Beauty, Shannon C. McAlister

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The Modern Book: the Forms, the Essence, the Experience, Melanie J. Renton

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The Path Of Least Resistance: A Student’s Guide For Working Smarter, Not Harder., Scott Abel

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The People Who Influence Our Lives, Julie R. Agrimson

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The Philippine Labor Brokerage State and the Overseas Filipino Workers, Morgan Welsh

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The Privileged 3% of College Students, Sara Sullivan

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The Road Less Traveled, Brandon Caskey

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The Role of Principals in Creating a Healthy Environment for Teachers and Students, Mirel T. Mejia

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The Ten-Year Plan: What the "College Experience" Means Today, Jessica Salimi

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Tracking Icebergs and Sea Ice in the Mid-Pleistocene Bering Sea Suggests Sea Ice Affects Ice Sheet Growth, Vera Jesser Lawson

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Treating Vocal Stereotypy with Response Interruption and Redirection, Benjamin F. Gray

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Unity Through Diversity: Working Together to Create Social Change, Justin Frago

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Unraveling Math Anxiety, Melissa Giorgio

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Using Assistive Technology to Improve Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Special Education Students, Salvador Coronado

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Using GIS to Detect Land Use Changes in the Salinas River Valley from 2001 and 2011, Brian Strukan

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Using Interactive Lessons through Technology to Improve Students’ Academic Performance, Katie M. Robarge