As part of a 2-day onsite experience at ORNL in March 2011, Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College students participated in an experiment on the SNS Powder Diffractometer. The visit was part of a distance learning course in nanoscience and technology. The event included lectures, facility training, tours of several ORNL user facilities, and discussions of experiments and outcomes. Students from four colleges and universities, which also include Tougaloo and Tennessee State University, are taking the course offered by the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, adjacent to SNS