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 2015

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Utilizing Mobile Computer Devices in Urdu / Hindi Language Programs to Enhance Language Learning, Shagufta Khan

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Variety for Vocalists, Jonathan Morgadinho

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Visual Arts Matter in Elementary School Curriculum, Michelle Lopez

Capstones/Theses from 2014

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A comparison of music within different cultures & beliefs, Adam Rodriguez

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A mother's recipe : ingredients for a healthy and successful lifestyle, Eloradanan Morgan

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An examination of how SIOP strategies can increase second language acquisition in the secondary science classroom, Kyla Plumlee

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Assessing transitions from elementary to middle school for students with mild to moderate disabilities, Jonathan Stowers

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Benefits of music education : promoting college attendance in high school students, Danielle Clare Buckner

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Benefits of physical education programs in elementary schools today, Amy De Armit

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Breaking down classroom walls : increasing the effective use of educational technology, Raeanne Gardner

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Building investigative skills and critical thinking for middle school students through inquiry based science lessons, Kelly L. Hatteberg

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Bullying in elementary schools : emotional and psychological effects on students, Beverly Burke

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Convolution reverb & impulse responses, Sam Kantorik

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CPR training for students : creating heroes among us, Kyle Steven Costa

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Developing a program for pre-service teachers interested in teaching young female students in rural areas of developing countries, Tanya M. Zeitler

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Disability awareness : creating a better tomorrow, Marlina Massagli

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Educator Perceptions: The Impact of Male Elementary School Teachers, Rod Matthew Garcia

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Effects of extra-curricular science activities on fifth grade classroom learning, Clifton Livingston

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Embedding a unit on environmental education into a fourth-grade curriculum, James Mimosa

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Estimating Environmental Conditions Affecting Protozoal Pathogen Removal in Wetland Systems Using a Multi-Scale, Model-Based Approach, Miles Eric Daniels

Evaluating a Proposed Farm Best Management Practice: Nitrous Oxide Emissions, In-Bed Nitrate and Carbon Monitoring, and Hydraulic Retention Times of Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors in Monterey County, California, Christina M. David

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Evaluating a Proposed Farm Best Management Practice: Nitrous Oxide Emissions, In-Bed Nitrate and Carbon Monitoring, and Hydraulic Retention Times of Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors in Monterey County, California, Christina M. David

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Extended range guitars : cultural impact, specifications, and the context of a mix, Victor Gil

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Field of dreams : sports equality for children with special needs, Molly Kennedy

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Field of dreams : sports equality for children with special needs, Dori Powers

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Gender imbalance in the teaching profession at the elementary school level, Alisha Lynn Hopkins

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Habitat Associations and Predictive Distribution Models of Commercially Important Rockfish Species Along California's Central Coast, Heather Marie Bolton

Habitat associations and predictive distribution models of commercially important rockfish species along California's Central Coast, Heather Marie Bolton

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Implementing innovative teaching pedagogy in elementary schools, Amanda Isbill

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Implementing the Hmong Culture into Classrooms, Chee Vang

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Importance of bringing environmental awareness for kindergarten students, Leandra Magdaleno

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Importance of including proper education on homework for pre-service educators, Allee Campbell

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Importance of recycling activities for elementary students, Abel Coronel

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Importance of recycling activities for middle school students, Katalina Garcia

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Infusing visual arts with elementary school curriculum to promote student equity and academic performance, Celeste Ward

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In search of Willy Loman and the American dream, Ryan Thomason

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Integrating Monterey Bay area visual arts into core subject matter for students with autism, Amanda Greenleaf

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Integrating rock music in elementary school education, Andre Firme

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Is class over? : creating an engaging classroom for students, Ashley Klingenberg

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Just run : fighting childhood obesity one mile at a time, Michele L. Jackson

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Let’s get Involved: Latino Parent Involvement, Diana Verduzco

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Let's Get Physical: Integrating Physical Activity into the Classroom, Jordan C. Fasheh, Amber Morris, and Katelyn Smith

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Let's Get Physical: Integrating Physical Activity into the Classroom, Katelyn Diane Marie Smith, Jordan Fasheh, and Amber Morris

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Let’s Get Physical: Integrating Physical Activity into the Classroom, Amber Leann Morris, Jordan Fasheh, and Katelyn Smith

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Let's Talk About Sex Baby: Integrating Comprehensive Sex Education, Korin P. Sterkel and Tasha N. McDaniel

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Let's talk about sex, baby : integrating comprehensive sex education, Tasha N. McDaniel and Korin P. Sterkel

Limitations on Nitrogen Removal by Treatment Wetlands Under Maritime Climatic Conditions, Gwen Miller

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Limitations on Nitrogen Removal by Treatment Wetlands Under Maritime Climatic Conditions, Gwen Miller

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Listening and hearing the voices of parents with children with autism : a phenomenological study, Nicole Perez

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Meiofauna community composition at three whale-fall sites in Monterey Bay, California, Gillian Louise Rhett

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Modern Recording Studios: Their Evolutions, Designs, and Adaptations in the Music Industry, Gregory W. Hanson Jr.

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Money doesn't grow on trees : increasing opportunities for migrant seasonal Head Start programs, Ana Guadalupe Lopez

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Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Increasing Opportunities For Migrant Seasonal Head Start Programs, Ana Guadalupe Lopez-Jimenez

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More than a pastime : the importance of interscholastic sports opportunities in middle schools, Daniel Aguirre and Diego Ortega

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Near field monitoring in the recording studio, Cameron Reed

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No fooling : using students' time in Avid more wisely, Viviana Gudino-Correa

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Optimized analysis of variable chlorophyll fluorescence in algal physiology under stress conditions : measuring nothing with confidence, Nicole Bobco

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Painting the world green : teaching children about environmental education, Selmi A. Caballero

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Parents and teachers working together to enhance student success in the classroom, Marisela Santana

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Peer coaching and its effect on teacher efficacy, Edi L. Porter

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Promoting understanding of special education procedural safeguards through a parental workshop, Alejandra Revilla-Rico

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Reimagining the synthesis of Latino youth in the science lab : using Latino cultural identity to teach cellular permeability, Nathalie Iturburua

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School overload : the effects of homework on families, Mayra Alvarez

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Social studies in the elementary grades : a child's right, Aimée Mizuno

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Socio-emotional benefits of incorporating performing arts in elementary schools, Erin Hopper

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Sound the alarm : are our students safe?, Ashley Lynn Cross

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Supporting general education teachers in the inclusive classroom with students with autism that display challenging behaviors, Maria Elena Ayala

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Tag, you're it! : how can we help kids explore the outdoors?, Danielle Flynn

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Teacher burnout and its psychological effects on university students, Johanna Stanley

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The Effectiveness of the Critical Friends Model for Teacher Collaboration, Johanna Miller

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The Effect of High School Athletics On Academics Success For Students From Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Gregory S. Daniels Jr

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The impact of behavior-specific praise on student engagement, Evelyn Soto

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The impact of REWARDS on reading skills of students with learning disabilities, Catherine M. Butler

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The importance of implementing physical education programs into elementary school curriculum, Shauna Davis

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The pow factor : integrating comic books in the classroom, Ashleigh Parker

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The relationship of social, personal, and academic growth between theatre and non-theatre arts students : a comparative study, Kristy Burchard

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The summer trap : the struggle to create affordable educational programs, Chelsey Chapin

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The swell and crash of ska's first wave : a historical analysis of reggae's predecessors in the evolution of Jamaican music, Erik R. Lobo-Gilbert

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Throwing-out the Fast Food: Encouraging Middle School Youth to Eat a Healthy Lunch, Sarah Ng

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Understanding guitar amplifiers, Robert Guinvarch

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Visual arts and its benefits on elementary school students, Maria Lopez

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Where art thou? : bringing the arts into elementary school classrooms, Deanna Basso

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Where art thou? : bringing the arts into elementary school classrooms, Carolina Liemola

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Where Art Thou?: Bringing the Arts into Elementary School Classrooms, Sean Hagen

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Working with students identified with emotional disturbance within classroom setting, Marc C. Lewis

Capstones/Theses from 2013

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10 minutes is better than zero minutes : how to incorporate physical activity into a crunched schedule, Stephany Soto

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Adoption awareness in the elementary classroom, Claire LaBerge

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An Alternative Compliance Framework for Stormwater Management in the Central Coast Region, Violetta Pristel

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Analysis of Environmental Factors Affecting Fruit Quality for the 2007 Growing Season in a California Vineyard, Sean Castorani

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Anytime, anywhere, anyplace : teaching children what to do when everything goes wrong, Emily Louis

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Art integration through language arts, Kristine Marie Brown

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Arts and crafts in elementary school : blending with curriculum, Caitlin Tungate

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ASAP : sculpting learners or painting in the dark?, Michael D. Whitmer

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A study of instructional experiences of students with learning disabilities in co-taught and solo-taught inclusive classrooms, Lowella Beverly B Merana

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Broadening horizons : the benefits of multicultural education at the elementary level, Brittney Stane

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Byteing the bullet : technology use in the classroom, Laura Bockman

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Byteing the bullet : technology use in the classroom, Lisa Johnson

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Combining self-monitoring procedures and video modeling instruction as a positive behavior intervention, Faith Sterling

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Computer technology in modern music : a study of current tools and how musicians use them, Garrett Bevins

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Cultivating parent involvement : raising awareness to increase parent participation inside and outside the classroom, Eiriz Krizel H Ilagan