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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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

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Using Minecraft to Integrate Common Core Activities across Elementary School Curriculum, William A J Couling

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Utilizing Color Preferences in Teaching Materials for an Adolescent with Autism, Lesley A. McManus

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Variable Spiny Lobster Foraging Across a Variable Intertidal Landscape, Mary McCormick

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Ways to End Bullying in Elementary School: Psychological and Emotional effects on Students, Danielle Nickols

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Who is Really Behind the Username? (Re)affirming Oneself in the Digital Age, Taylor Dixon

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Words are Sometimes Mightier Then Weapons, Edward M. Perez

Capstones/Theses from 2015

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Accessibility of After School Programs in Elementary Schools, Emily Dill

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Acquiring English as a Second Language for Mexican American Students, Gabriela Rosas

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Affirming Gender Identity in Elementary Schools, Genevieve J. Rodriguez and Veronica Sanchez

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Art in Education: Art Lessons Worth Learning, Jessica Laurence

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Arts Integration, Kenzi Kelly

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A Teacher’s Toolbox for Building Communication - Among Professionals Who Service Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Bingta E. Francke

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Attention Span and Movement, Taylor M. Stainer

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Awareness Intervention for Students with Behavioral Challenges- Mindfulness in the Classroom, Gian Michael Sarabia

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Benefits of Effective Reading Strategies for Elementary School Students, Elyse Trefts

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Benefits of Integrating Gardening into Outdoor Education for Elementary Students, Madisen Hasenauer and Hannah Cobb

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Benefits of Teaching the Thematic Unit on Elementary School Students, Rachel E. Cookus

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Bullying: Why it Happens, How it Affects Those Involved, and Preventive Action, Katelyn Stetler

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Changing the Arts from the Stepchild to Adopted Child, Taylor Aubrey

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Child Abuse and its Effects on the Social-Emotional Behavior of Elementary School Students, Natalie Heredia

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College Awareness: Influencing the Latino Community, Denise Hernandez

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Cooperative Board Games and Their Effect on Social and Emotional Behavior, Benjamin P. Harris

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Creating Acceptance and Awareness of Mild Student Disabilities through Teacher Preparation, Ivy Ruggiero

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Public Education, Mariela Flores

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Cyberbullying and Bullying Prevention, Nicole B. Rizzi

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Deposition, Persistence, and Utilization of Kelp Wrack Along the Central California Coast, Jarred Klosinski

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Developing Parental Involvement Opportunities For Parents of Hispanic ELL Students, Alicyn Otoshi

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Developing Pre-Service Teacher Identity with Respect to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Tessa Nicole Mauro

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Developmental Psychology vs Schizophrenia, George Redmon

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Diversifying Technology Through Education, Kayla Jacobs

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Does the Food Provided at Elementary Schools Affect Students' Health?, Haleigh Pimental

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Does the Food Provided at Elementary Schools Affect Students' Health?, Haleigh Pimental

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Effective Integration of Technology in a High School Beginning Japanese Class, Yo Azama

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Effects of Homeschooling on Children's Academic Achievement, Roxana Tinoco Martinez

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Effects of Teaching Materials on the Development of Receptive Identification Skills for Students with Autism, Jennifer Parra

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Emotionally Safe Classrooms, Jennifer L. Esswein

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Enhancing Student Engagement Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Ashley Hannah Lawrence-Pine

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Fading Student-Learned Scaffolding in Middle School Science Classrooms, Amanda J. Nutt

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Forgo the Studio: Recording Drums in Non-Studio Locations, Christopher Landon Thomas

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Fostering Self-Efficacy in the Classroom, Savannah Allen

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Foster Youth in Education, Matisse Silva

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Fundamental Benefits of Outdoor Education in Primary Grades, Megan Pearce

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Gender Pay Inequality, J. Elizabeth Campos

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General Education Mainstreaming Vs. Special Education Programs: Which is Academically and Socially Better for Mild to Moderately Disabled Students?, Casey Young

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High School Students with Learning Disabilities: Self-advocacy Skills in the General Education Classroom, Adam P. Castro

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I'm Going to College!, Lyliana Avila

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Implementation of Physical Education in Underfunded Schools, Cannon Bernarding

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Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on Elementary School Students, Markieta Crockett

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Implications of a Reverse Inclusion Program for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Linda Kaempfer Baker

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Importance of Providing a "Safe Haven" for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Youth, William Henry Norwood

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Improving Elementary Math Instruction: Implementing the New Common Core Curriculum, Jessie LaFrance

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Improving the Special Education Referral Process, Jeanna M. Marquez

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Incorporating Literacy Strategies in High School Courses: Implications for Implementing Common Core Standards, Bethlehem Cayetano

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Incorporating Music and Arts to Enhancing the Learning Experience of Elementary School Students, Ashley Fernandez

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INHUMANITARIANISM: The Case of Northern Uganda, Devan Haddad

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Integrating Art Based Education in Elementary Schools, Andrea Dominique Weise