The staff of IU's Mace is 30 inches long and made of polished ebony encircled with four brass, gold-plated collars and entwined by swirled gold bands.Atop the staff is a globe of plated brass with four flat sides.
It later would be used in processions of city mayors and other dignitaries, and became an emblem of order and authority during academic ceremonies.
The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) is a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries.
Since 1997, university clients have been responsible for more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, and 38 start-up companies.
It features interactive displays that are both educational and entertaining.
The museum runs an active events calendar targeted to both adults and children.