The Akron Beacon-Journal recently reported that Ohio’s 11th STEM school will open next fall on the Northeast Ohio Medical University campus in Rootstown. The Bio-Med Science Academy will teach the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, and add another “M” for medicine.

The new STEM+M school is the first in the Ohio STEM Learning Network with an added focus on medicine, and the first one to be housed on a university campus.

“We are in the initial stages of reaching out to corporations in the science, technology, engineering, and medicine fields to find partners who are interested in serving as project mentors, providing seminars and special lectures, providing equipment and providing financial support,” said Kathleen Ruff, the university’s vice president of external affairs.