The MCAA Communication Working Group aims to meet the real needs/expectations of members and also increase the visibility of the association to the rest of the research community and the general public.

The objective is to produce and provide innovative, high-quality, consistent communications, both online and in print. This will inform MCAA members and non-members about the progress of the association, and also about many other issues which may be considered relevant. The communication resources include newsletters, magazines, outreach activities, and multimedia.


There are many opportunities for you to become involved in the Working Group this year, here are just a few:


Write with us!

MCAA publishes newsletters, magazines, and a blog.  If you have an interesting topic or idea, you are very, very welcome to contribute. You may also help direct the editorial process or help with our social media accounts.


Help organise events!

Several local and international scale events have been (co-)organized by the communication workgroup. If you would like to work together on your own event, or need help with organization or promotion, get in touch!


Science meets art

Get involved in Esperluette, an art-meets-science outreach project promoting research by our members. Become a local ambassador or get your research illustrated and published.



After two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 and 2019, we continue to organize science-comedy shows! In addition, we would like to create a pool of science communicators for conferences, outreach activities, and other events. Would you like to perform your science at the biggest arts and cultural festival in the world?  Get in touch!



Join the Working Group! Send us an e-mail at the address below. 

For general enquiries/ideas/suggestions:


For more specific inquiries:

about the newsletter:

about the blog:

about social media: 



Meet the Communication Working Group Board

Valerie Bentivegna - Communication Working Group Chair

Gian Maria Greco - Editor-in-Chief (Newsletter & Irradium)

Ruben Riosa - Editorial team, Mailchimp newsletter

Valentina Ferro - MCAA Board

Ivana Kraiselburd - Social Media


Watch "The Dark Side of Research" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

Click here to watch the full show

Membership of the Chapter is free

But we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities