(covers information from several alternate timelines)
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The Vulcan Science Academy also spent a deal of time studying sub-quantum transporting but had little success. Earth's expert on transporters, Emory Erickson, had been trying to get his hands on some of the Science Academy's research for years to no avail, but later claimed that it was probably just as well, as it might have sent him down the wrong path. (ENT: "Daedalus")
In 2249, Spock decided to join Starfleet rather than attend the Vulcan Science Academy, against the wishes of his father, Sarek. Spock's decision was motivated by the realization that he would never be seen as an equal by the staff, only as someone who had "overcome the handicap" of half-Human parentage. (TOS: "Journey to Babel" In the alternate reality, Spock likewise declined an invitation to study at the Vulcan Science Academy. (Star Trek)
Michael Burnham was the first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy. She attended the Science Academy from 2245 to 2249. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello", "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry")
Prior to the sealing of the ruins in the mid-23rd century, the VSA excavated archeological sites on Tagus III. The Jacobson Excavation recovered artifacts from the Post-Ramirez Era and Sepulveda Period. (TNG: "Qpid")