Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kevin Birdsall is originally from Napa, California and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Systems Engineering with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering.
Birdsall currently conducts research under the endowment of the Brown, Smith, and Raymond EnMed Capstone Program studying the mechanical and physical properties of the prostate. He hopes to characterize the human prostate to ultimately formulate a hydrogel model to be used to test treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia on the bench top.
Additionally, Birdsall is the founder of the EnMed chapter of Go Baby Go, a national organization which electrically and mechanically modifies children’s ride on cars into pediatric wheelchairs for children with mobility disorders. He enjoys using his engineering skills to continue to improve these cars for these children. He also enjoys collaborating with the occupational therapists, physical therapist, and nurses involved in this process and learning from their expertise.
Birdsall has served as the social chair at EnMed for the Class of 2024. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing soccer, cooking and music.
After graduation, Birdsall hopes to continue his medical career in the field of pediatrics.