03/05/2012 06:05 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

The Moment I Knew I Was A Science Geek (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Has science changed your life? Tell us your story!

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project, and we'd love you to participate. It's called "The Moment I Knew," a user-submitted video series where readers tell the stories of life-changing moments they have experienced. Each section of HuffPost has chosen a different theme -- whether it was the moment you knew you were in love, the moment you knew your marriage was over, the moment you knew you loved college, or the moment you knew you were broke. You can also tell us about any other life-defining moment you'd like to share. The possibilities are endless!

Here on HuffPost Science, we've suggested that you tell us about "The Moment I Knew I Was A Science Geek." (And we use that term endearingly!) We want to hear about that first incredible discovery, the life event that piqued your scientific curiosity, or the time science gave you a light in the dark. Did a science class or book change how you view the world? Did it save the life of a loved one? Don't let our suggestions confine you -- if you have a great defining moment that pertains to science, we want to hear about it.

It's really easy to contribute! You can create your video using YouTube or Vimeo and send the link/URL of the video to If you create your video using your laptop or mobile phone and have a video file, please attach the file in an email to Your video submission is subject to our User Terms. Please make sure to include your full name with your video submission. Each video should be 30-60 seconds long, and should feature only you, speaking right into the camera telling your story. Please start your story with the words "The moment I knew..."

Also, feel free to share your story in the comments section below, or tweet it to us @HuffPostScience using the hashtag, #momentiknew.

And be sure to check out and subscribe to "The Moment I Knew" YouTube Channel.

We can't wait to hear from you! If you have any questions, please email